The role of news coverage in ameliorating trangender attitudes and policy sypport
This study (N = 388, Mage = 32.34, SD = 10.76) contributes to the literature by examining the indirect relationship between evaluation of news coverage on transgender celebrities’ coming out and policy support through transphobia and transnegativity, and the moderating role of interpersonal transgender contact. Findings indicated that a positive news coverage evaluation relates to more policy support directly and indirectly via lower transphobia and lower transnegativity. Interpersonal contact strengthened the association between lower transphobia and policy support, but not between lower transphobia and policy support. It also did not moderate the indirect associations.