THE TRANSITIONAL MALE

 

                 BIG BROTHERS BINDER PROGRAM - 2016     (Established 2001)       OFFICIAL HOME BASE

Updated January 2016
 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide quality new or gently used binders to Transmen & TransYoungmen, 18 and over (and younger when a parent makes contact)  who would otherwise not be able to afford a new binder, at retail prices due to hardship (see column right)

Although controversial, our program is only for those Transmen who who truly identify as male, who wish to or are currently undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy, Plan to have a Double Mastectomy with Chest Reconstruction and plan to live or are currently living as as male full-time.

Most all binders are new or worn once (returns) provided from our main benefactor of many years Underworks/Simple Solutions LLC*

 

 

 
Those who may apply:
  • Disabled on SSDI or SSI
  • Disabled waiting on approval for SSDI/SSI
  • Not working: Injured drawing Workman's Compensation
  • Not working: Injured waiting on Workman's Compensation approval
  • Homeless due to hardship
  • Low income
    • Cannot work fulltime due to physical limitation
    • Unable to find full-time work due to small town job limitation
Those who should not apply:
  • Able bodied Transmen/TransYoungmen, who can work but choose not to
  • Trans-youngmen or Transboys under 18 without a parent contacting us
  • Those who use programs like this when they truly do not need it
  • Lesbian/Butch women who have no desire to fully commit to transitioning to male, those who wish to compress their breasts to "pass" as men when it is convenient or advantageous. we will not debate this

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NEW APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED - STEP 1

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU - STEP 2

WHERE TO SEND THEM - Step 3

PARENTS OF A TRANS-BOY

Why Our System Changed

Because of health issues with both Transmen who run the program, we have initiated a very old system - the first one used back in 2001, with a little tweaking.

We simply cannot keep up with the requests for Binders as well as explain the system to each person who visits the Facebook page (even though it's all there in print)

 This new way offers less time wasted with questions for the prospective recipient of a binder and security.

We are asking for a few things plus we will still be allowing Paypal! The process for it, will be different and explained in Step 2.

Please note, all area of the application must be filled out.

We will not accept an application that does not have the required measurements. We may ask you to text them to one of us, in a follow-up text, if you supply a cell number (this is a question on the application)

We may ask for a copy of your ID if we see any red flags in your application

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send The Required Items

  • Your completed application
  • Your Donation** (Cash or Money orders ONLY in US Funds) or PayPal account email address so we can send a Request for Money/Donation
  • Either a SASE - A Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (All applicants of any country - Click here for an example) OR a Forever Stamp (For USA only) stapled or paper clipped to your application. If you do not want to send a stamp, send $1 in Cash if you are sending a Money Order.
  • Why? If we do not have a binder in your size, we can send your donation back, if you sent it with your application or place you on a waiting list for a time you specify.
  • NOTICE: We will not send back a donation if a SASE or Stamp is not included.
  • If you send us your Paypal email address, a Request for Money/Donation will only be sent if we have a binder for you.
  • Please do not lie on your application

 

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a P.O. Box

Because of security reasons, neither of us wish for our home addresses to be posted here so, we have opened a post office box.

All the required items in Step 2 must be sent to it from now on.

If anything is missing, as outlined in Step 2, the donation, less $1, will be sent back.

The $1 sent will be considered a donation to the program, used in conjunction with left over shipping funds, so that a truly indigent Transman/Trans-Young man, can be sent a binder. You will have made a difference in the life of another somewhere down the road.

The link to the Application form and PO Box

 

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will happily send a binder to your minor child of 17 or younger (if we have one in  his size).

However, your parent or guardian must fill out the Application for you or help you.

  • This application will require you, the parent/guardian, for:
  • Your full name
  • Your Age
  • A valid contact phone in case we wish to verify that you are his parent/guardian

Minors have tried to dupe us before, pretend to be a parent but were caught when no phone was supplied or we clearly knew the person we called was not an adult.

We will not supply a binder to a minor child without the consent of a parent or guardian - period.

If you are an emancipated minor or are under 18 and live on your own

We will need some form of proof that you live on your own, away from home.

Examples:

  1. Copy of your lease/house deed (Just one page with the info that shows the dwelling is under your legal name, the one you applied for a binder under - that will work. You may black out non-pertinent information

  2. Copy of a utility bill in your legal name, the one you applied for a binder under - that will work. You may black out non-pertinent information such as account number

  3. If you live in a house or apartment that is all bills paid or the bills are under a significant other or roommates name, see #1

  4. If nothing is in your name, we may need to find some way to prove you do not live at home, under your parents supervision, care, custody and control

The information needed will be as in Step 2.

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

 

** DONATION AMOUNTS EXPLAINED

USA:

  • $5 minimum
  • $12 Max or any denomination in between that you can afford. The more you send, the better

PayPal**:

  • $10 Minimum
  • $15 Maximum or any denomination in between that you can afford. The more you send, the better
     

** We send you the PayPal quick link via email/text if application is approved. It is not the BBUB email address


CANADA/UK:

  • $12 minimum
  • $17 Max or any denomination in between that you can afford. The more you send, the better

PayPal **

  • $15 Minimum
  • $20 Maximum or any denomination in between that you can afford. The more you send, the better.

** We send you the PayPal quick link via email/text if application is approved. It is not the BBUB email address


AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND:

  • $15 minimum
  • $20 Max or any denomination in between that you can afford. The more you send, the better

PayPal **

  • $22 Minimum
  • $25 Maximum or any denomination in between that you can afford. The more you send, the better.

** We send you the PayPal quick link via email/text if application is approved. It is not the BBUB email address


ASIA AND OTHER RELATED

  • Please Ask

 

 

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR TORSO FOR BEST POSSIBLE SIZE DETECTION AND FIT

#1 measurement: Over top of nipples (top line - no pressure) #2 measurement: : Under crease (bottom lime- pressure fine)

http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/measure.html

or

  • First and Foremost! You must measure your chest using this formula to be considered. Guessing your size will not be acceptable.
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  • What you will need:
    • A pen and sheet of paper

Using any Kind of flexible measuring tape:

  1. Measure across the fullest part of the breasts (over the nipple areas and around the back - do not press down!)
    • Write that number down - This is Measurement # 1
  2. Measure across under the breasts, where the breast crease is (directly under the breasts all the way around the back - pressure OK)  1
    • Write that number down - This is Measurement #2
  3. Add #1 and #2 numbers together - Write down the result of this addition
  4. Now divide that number by 2
  5. The result of this division is your Final Number - This is your true size
  6. Send us the numbers from #1, #2 and the Final number in your request

 

Here's a hypothetical example of Joe Blow's measurements:

  • Joe's #1 measurement is 38 inches
  • Joes' #2 measurement  is 34 inches
  • 38 + 34 inches = 72 inches
  • 72 inches divided by 2 = 36 inches
  • Joe's Final Number and his true size is 36"

GO BACK TO THE ENTRY PAGE AND FINISH READING - THANKS!

 

Average cost for a 997 sent within the USA: $8

Average cost for a 997 sent to CANADA OR THE UK includes shipping: $High

Average cost for a 997 sent to AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND includes shipping:  $High

** Underworks owner, Nash, has been an amazing supporter of this program. He doesn't donate binders to just anyone and not in the quantity he has, over the years, to us. He trusts that the binders his company has graciously donated, will never be sold and that any binder distributed, is done so for a very low donation amount to this program. Thank you to Nash and Underworks for his support for the past 12 years.

Thank you to those men who have selflessly donated their used binders to the program, after they have had chest reconstructive surgery.