Gender Affirming Resources

Please be aware that many of these products closely resemble genitals and the chest area. These items and services are used by some individuals within the community to help their body align better with how they see or want to see themselves. You do not have to ever use these to be trans, non-binary or any other part of the community. 

Binders

Clothing made to flatten

the chest area

Packers

Object to create bulb in your pants

and Packing Underwear

Underwear specifically made to keep your packer in place

STPs (Stand to pee)

Device to allow for peeing standing up

Breast Forms

Creates a larger chest 

Gaffs 

Creates a flattened groin area

Tape

Alternative to binders and gaffs for binding and tucking

Where to buy:

Trans Tape

Hair removal

Electrolysis - Mirella Skin Care

Laser hair removal - North Shore Laser Clinic

Medical Supplies

Wigs

Swimwear

Beefcake - androgynous swimwear

How Tos

Shaving your face  - you can exfoliate prior of use cream or after shave afterwards, but don't feel like you have to spend the money on every product. While brands like Gillette are great, they are often expensive. Try something like The Dollar Shave Club executive razor for good quality none disposable for a cheaper price. The backside blades come in handy.

Accessories

Sex Gear

Clothes

Queer, trans, non-binary and GSD owned clothing stores

Rainbow Collective does not endorse any resources listed here, they are provided for information to the GSD Communities.

Educational Books

Non-Fiction Books

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children – Diane Ehrensaft

 

Gender: Your Guide – Lee Airton

Teaching about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K–12 Classroom –

Susan Woolley and Lee Airton

The ABC's of LGBT+ - Ashley Mardell

The Gender Book – Mel Rieff Hill and Jay Mays

Graphic gender 101 with questionnaires and interviews with community members

 

The Gender-Creative Child: Pathways for Nurthuring and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes – Diane Ehrensaft

 

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves – Oxford University Press

A resource guide for transgender, gender expansive, and non-binary populations, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and life under the trans umbrella.

 

Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity – Brook Pessin-Whedby

An illustrated children’s book that explains sex, gender and gender identity,with a discussion guide.

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Memoires

A Two-Spirit Journey - Ma-Nee Chacaby

Before I Had the Words - Skylar Kergil

Love Lives Here - Amanda Jette Knox

Redefining Realness - Janet Mock

Surpassing Certainty - Janet Mock

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Workbooks

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws – Kate Bornstein

 

How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life – Jeffery Marsh

Guides the non-binary (or trans) reader on developing self-esteem.

 

My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely – Kate Bornstein

 

The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity – Rylan Jay Testa, Deborah Coolhart and Jayme Peta

An interactive workbook that helps the reader explore gender identity and gender expression.

Rainbow Collective does not endorse any resources listed here, they are provided for information to the GSD Communities.