Gender-Affirming Items

The Youth Project can provide gender affirming items to youth (aged 25 and under) in need. With your gender affirming item, you’ll receive a sheet with wear & care instructions.

We accept donations of gently used binders. If you have a binder you no longer need, please contact orders@youthproject.ns.ca or drop it off at our office at 2281 Brunswick St.

To qualify, you are…

  • A transgender or non-binary youth aged 25 or younger
  • Living in Nova Scotia
  • Unable to purchase the item on your own

Gender affirming items available:

  • Chest binders
  • Gaffs
  • Packers
  • Trans Tape

To Apply:

E-mail your order to orders@youthproject.ns.ca with the following information:

  • Name to be written on the envelope
  • Item you are requesting, including size if applicable (example: Medium Short Binder, 3-XL Long Binder, Large Gaff)
  • Colour preference (note: not all colours are always in stock)
  • Address of the item is to be mailed: Street Address, Apartment # (if applicable), City/Town, Province, Postal Code.

Please remember: 

  • Orders with incomplete information will need to be followed up on, and will take longer to send
  • Orders are sent in regular manila or white postal envelopes, with only a return address of the YP
  • Please ensure the name you provide is safe to receive mail under.
  • If you do not know your required size, please check out the sizing information below.

Resources:

Gaffs:
Gaff Sizes, Wear and Care information sheet
Safer Tucking Brochure 

Binders:
Binder Size & Measuring Chart
Safer Binding Brochure
Binder Wear & Care Sheet

If there is more demand than we can supply, we will maintain a wait list until the gender affirming item you have requested is available.

Purchasing information:

If you are able to purchase a binder or gaff, you can do so locally in Halifax at Venus Envy.

For binders, you can also purchase them via the online retailers Underworks or GC2B.

For gaffs, they are available online at TheBreastFormStore; please note this is a more adult-focused website for gender performance, the gaff selection is also what’s available locally at Venus Envy.

If you are seeking children’s sized gaffs, check out LeoLines or TuckBuddies