Our mission is to help the most vulnerable members of our community feel seen and supported through access to life-saving health and wellness services.
awarded across all financial aid programs
free chest binders and femme shapewear garments donated
countries served (and counting!)
Annual Transgender Surgery Fund
This scholarship-like program provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery.
HRT Access Fund
Through Plume, this scholarship-like program provides 12 months of free medical care for trans folks seeking gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Electrolysis Support Fund
This scholarship-like program provides direct financial assistance to trans femme people in need of permanent hair removal services they cannot otherwise afford.
Free Chest Binders
This program provides chest binders (specially-designed compression garments) to trans people who cannot otherwise afford or safely obtain them.
Free Femme Shapewear
This program provides shapewear (specially-designed compression underwear/gaffs) to trans femme people who cannot otherwise afford or safely obtain them.
Our guiding principles
These values are the foundation of the work we do.
The work we do, the heart of our mission, is to provide powerful affirmation for the people we serve. Trans people who feel seen, supported, and valid are able to live their authentic lives.
We aim to serve the members of our community who have the biggest hurdles in accessing the care they need—whether it's financial, geographical, or institutional.
Our equity-based processes seek to address the failures of disparate levels of privilege and access.
The results of our programs work must always have a transformative impact beyond direct service.
With so many narratives and stories around trans hardship, we work to instead foster trans joy! We aim to celebrate the resilience and beauty of the people we serve.
Point of Pride was founded by the leadership of Point 5cc, a clothing and apparel company by and for trans folks.
Since 2011, Point 5cc had donated a portion of proceeds of every order to an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund. Point 5cc also began one of the first and largest international chest binder donation programs as well as a breast form donation program.
Demand for support from the community grew quickly, far outpacing what the small company was able to provide.
That’s why we formed Point of Pride in 2016—an independent sister non-profit organization with a dedicated team to grow our fundraising efforts, help more members of our community feel affirmed and celebrated, and speak out for the need for inclusive and supportive changes in our society.
Since then, Point of Pride has awarded almost half a million dollars in direct financial assistance and donated thousands of gender-affirming garments to trans youth and adults in all 50 states and around the world.
In the press
January 13, 2023
These queer organizations are providing free binders to people
January 8, 2023
What Is Chest Binding And What Are The Different Ways To Bind?
November 30, 2022
Equity Through Actions: Point of Pride Amplifies Accessibility, Transparency, and Engagement
November 10, 2021
The Importance of Healthcare Resources for the Trans Community
July 7, 2021
What is chest binding, and who is it for?
October 1, 2020
TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones
August 6, 2020
Gender-Affirming Programs During COVID-19
April 28, 2020
25 Fundraisers Giving Money and Hope to LGBTQ+ People During COVID-19
September 22, 2019
Transgender surgery lets patients 'become whole'
January 21, 2019
Out of a culture of giving, a world of difference
October 17, 2018
The Girl's Guide to Changing Your Gender
June 19, 2018
Free binders for trans people? This group is making it possible.
May 26, 2018
This organization is giving free chest binders to trans people in need
March 14, 2017
"Point of Pride changed my life by helping me afford top surgery"
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