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Longitudinal research on transwomen and men incorporating measures of PAR theory would provide useful information on the characteristics of families who are more accepting, as well as provide data on the process of familial acceptance over time. Many participant narratives reflected the role of religious beliefs in their parent's negative reactions to their transgender identity. Concealable stigmas and positive self-perceptions: Do you have a relationship with her now?
Programming aimed at increasing social awareness of transgender individuals and destigmatizing transgenderism is needed to encourage a broader social shift in attitudes towards transwomen and transmen.