THE TRANSITIONAL MALE

 

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

Updated August 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

Other - Recent Events

March 2016: P.O. Box Closed: We had to close the P.O. Box.Over a 6 month period, only 2 people sent their applications in so, we couldn't justify another $40 payment for 6 months.

August 2016: FaceBook Page Closed: We disabled the page, it is no longer unpublished. None of the messages sent to us could be opened and getting through to Facebook support is almost impossible

Do you have a binder or more that you wish to donate? Email us! bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

 

APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED - STEP 1

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU - STEP 2

WHERE TO SEND REQUESTS - 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 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

bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

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Send The Required Items

  • Information we need from you: Can be sent through email or text Click here for a short version
  • Your Donation** (Cash or Money orders ONLY in US Funds) or PayPal account email address so we can send a Request for Money/Donation
  • Please do not lie about anything: This hurts all those who request a binder in the future. We keep all information on file so, in the event a minor received a binder through deception, we can show the parents or parents that we were lied to.
  • If a Binder doesn't fit because of improper measuring, you will be responsible for returning the one we sent, for a bigger/smaller one and a minimum of $5 for us to send another, if your size is available at that time.

bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

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After reading, feel free to cut and paste the application short info to us.

You will receive a reply or text, soon, to either set up your donation and shipment or to place you on a waiting list, if a binder in your size is not available at that time.

Due to illness some have not gotten a reply and we are both very sorry for this inconvenience. Closing down the Facebook page will help in getting a reply much faster.

If you are truly reading the information here, you will see this text number (NO CALLS, Please!) to let us know you emailed in your request application 405-503-9904. State your full name in your text, along with a reference to emailing your application request.

bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

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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. Click here if an emancipated minor or 17 or under living on your own

bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

ONE PER PERSON every 120 days

 

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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

 

bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

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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"

 

 

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.

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** 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.

Short Application Info we Need

STEP 1:   VITAL INFORMATION

 (* = Required Information)

  • *Legal Name
  • Male Name (If not changed yet - Why do we ask? We wish to give you the respect of referring to you by your chosen male name)
  • *Age:        (If you are under 18 - STOP!) Have a parent of guardian contact us. THIS IS Non-negotiable. Emancipated? Click here for info
  • *Complete Shipping Address (street address, street, city, state, zip or equivalent for Canada or International format)
  • *Email Address
  • *Cell Phone
  • May we text you, if need be?
  • *Your chest measurements as outlined on the *How To Measure page at: http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/measure.html 
  •  
    • *Measurement #1 _____
    • *Measurement #2 _____
    • If you wish to do the math, add those two numbers then divide by 2 = this is your True size - Please note that  if you have a much larger top number, you may be sent a binder a size up for safety reasons. Binding is dangerous if done improperly. More about this will be posted

 

NOW, PLEASE MOVE TO STEP 2 BELOW:
 

  STEP 2:    ABOUT YOU SECTION

(* = Required Information - emails without these will not be answered)

  • *How long have you been on Hormone Replacement Therapy (*T = testosterone)?
  • *If not on T yet, when do you plan to start?
  • *Will this binder be used as a means to hide your breasts until you are able to afford surgery?
  • *Why are you not able to afford a new binder?


Step 3 - Donation Choice and Method in which you wish to pay

Donation Choice

 

 Donation Payment Method

(Required Information - emails without these will not be answered)

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
     

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.

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.

ASIA AND OTHER RELATED

  • Please Ask
  What Donation Payment Form would you like to use? 

 

(Subject to Approval/Acceptance. We will email/text you with information about your donation choice)

  • PayPal (Subject to Approval/Acceptance. DO NOT submit donation to PayPal until you have been instructed.)
  • Money Order (available at any 7-11, Wal-Mart...)
  • Check Issued through Your Banks Online Bill-Pay (if you don't know what this is, do not choose it)
  • Cash (only if you do not have the ability to use the selections above) You ALWAYS get a receipt!

** If PayPal We send you the PayPal quick link via email/text if application is approved.

For privacy issues, the BBUB email address is not registered. Too many people wish to keep their trans status confidential

 

Send your Application info to: bigbrothersbinder2001@aol.com

If you are truly reading the information here, you will see this text number (NO CALLS, Please!) to let us know you emailed in your request application 405-503-9904. State your full name in your text, along with a reference to emailing your application request.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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