|The Spahr Center is raising money to purchase chest binders for queer and trans youth in Marin County. On average, 60% of trans and nonbinary youth in Marin County experience bullying based on their gender presentation and/or gender identity. Now that youth program staff has been able safely return to providing services to young people in school and in person, we have seen an increased need for access to gender affirming supplies. In particular, many trans and nonbinary youth who lack family support have asked for help buying chest binders. |
The Youth Program team wants to provide support to these young people by expanding our gender affirming services with a reserve of funds for purchasing chest binders.
We need your help to make this new program a success! Could you donate $40 to purchase a binder for trans youth in Marin?
|What is a chest binder?|
Chest binders are undergarments that help reduce the physical appearance of someone’s breasts. They are a critical tool for reducing gender dysphoria by creating the appearance of a flatter chest. When a youth receives gender affirming services, such as mental health therapy or hormone treatments, they can also use chest binders to create physical congruence with their gender identity. The image to the left is an example of a binder from the company GC2B.
Each person needs a binder specifically sized for their own bodies. When a youth requests assistance acquiring a binder, we will purchase one and send it to their house or coordinate a pick-up. We’re ordering binders from GC2B, a trans-owned company dedicated to providing affordable, accessible, and comfortable chest binders to queer youth and adults. You can check out their website here: https://www.gc2b.co/pages/about-us
Could you make a donation to help us purchase binders for the trans youth in Marin who need them? Each binder costs $40 and we hope to raise enough money to meet the current need of requests as well as have enough money to support young people in the future.
Simply click the link below to donate!
The Youth Program Team Nick Azevedo, Sam Wood, Ari Sifuentes, and Fel Agrelius