Family and Social Acceptance of Transgender Women in the Midst of Stigmatization in Indonesia


  • Momy A. Hunowu IAIN Sultan Amai Gorontalo, Indonesia



Social acceptance, , Transgender existence, Stigmatization, Socio-economic role


Stigmatization towards transgender women in Indonesia has become more severe that cause them to be more marginalized. They were not only driven out by their families but also rejected by society.. This paper aims to analyze transgender women 's efforts to show their existence so that they can be accepted by the family and society. The research was conducted with a qualitative approach. Data collection was done by in-depth interviews and observations to seven participants at the local level and online data collection to participants at the regional and global levels. The data were analyzed through three stages of data analysis, namely data reduction, data display, and data verification to meet the conclusion. The result shows that transgender women can prove their existence through their socio-economic role so that families and communities have no reason to reject them.


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How to Cite

Hunowu, M. A. . (2021). Family and Social Acceptance of Transgender Women in the Midst of Stigmatization in Indonesia. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 7(10), 27–35.