Request a Free Chest Binder
Point of Pride provides new or gently-used chest binders (specially-designed chest compression garments) to any trans person who is in need and cannot afford or safely obtain one.
We have donated thousands of chest binders to trans youth and adults in need in all 50 states and 45+ countries and counting!
Special Thanks to Our Official Binder Donation Sponsor!
gc2b provides high-quality chest binders at an affordable price. Their carefully-constructed products use a special double panel, mixed material design to create a flat appearance, and they come in a variety of colors and styles.
gc2b generously provides ongoing support to Point of Pride by donating brand-new binders to help us fulfill the need! If you are able to afford a new binder, check them out at gc2b.co
About the Program
The free binder program is designed to help trans youth and adults who cannot otherwise safely obtain or afford a binder.
Please only make a request if you are truly in need of one. Because our donated binders come in many different styles, shapes, and colors, the only guarantee we can offer is your size. That means that sometimes we have to wait a while to get a donated binder in your size. Donations are given out in the order that requests are received.
We have no age requirements, and we are 100% international. Shipping is free and included.
Packaging is extremely discrete. The sender’s name is “Point of Pride.” Nothing with the words “LGBT” or “trans” appear on the packaging. Note: For international packages, the customs form will list the contents as an “undershirt.”
We have very few requirements for applicants in an effort to be as inclusive as possible. We ask that you identify as transgender (FTM, trans masc, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities) and cannot afford or otherwise safely obtain a binder.
- First, complete your request below. If you have answered all questions, you’ll automatically be added to our waiting list.
- When your binder is ready to ship, one of our team members will email you to double check your size and shipping information is correct. You’ll be able to reply to that email and update your info if you need to.
- When it’s mailed out, you’ll get another email with tracking information so you know when to expect your binder!
We are currently processing requests submitted in January 2017.
We know it may take several months for your request to be fulfilled, and are working as hard as we can to get more binders out quickly. Thank you for your patience!
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Know Your Size
Before you request a free binder, you’ll need to know your size! Grab a measuring tape and place it under your arms, around your back and chest. The tape should be just below your armpits. Because all binder manufacturers are slightly different, if you’re in between two sizes, please round up to the larger size. We recommend gc2b’s sizing guide
Information on Binding Safely
Binding can help to reduce chest dysphoria and help you be more comfortable with your body. The most important thing is that you do it safely.
...bind for less than 8 hours a day (the more breaks and time you can go without, the better!)
...take it off before you sleep or before you exercise to give your body a rest.
...wear a binder that’s too small. Tightness ≠ better binding. A binder should create a masculine torso, not crush your ribcage or make it hard to breathe. If you need an exchange, contact us.
...wear a binder if you feel pain. Binding may be a little uncomfortable, but it should not hurt.
- Hudson’s FTM Guide: Binding
- TransGuys.com Chest Binding Guide
- Buzzfeed’s “All The Questions You Had About Chest Binding, But Were Afraid To Ask”
- Binding 101: Tips to Bind Your Chest Safely
- Dressing Well Without Binding
- Tips for Binding in the Summer/Hot Weather
- Binding Safely for Your Body: Tips for All Body Types and Sizes