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About Us

Our mission

To help the most vulnerable members of our community feel seen and supported through access to life-saving health and wellness services.

Our guiding principles

These values are the foundation of the work we do.
1

Affirmation

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.

2

Access

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.

3

Equity

Our equity-based processes seek to address the failures of disparate levels of privilege and access.

4

Empowerment

The results of our programs work must always have a transformative impact beyond direct service.

5

Celebration

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.

Our history

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 donated a portion of proceeds of every order to an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund, awarded thousands of dollars of direct financial assistance to trans people in need of support. 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.

Media inquiries

For press inquiries, please contact:
Nikki Minard
Board of Directors
Pronouns: any/all, they/them
nikki@pointofpride.org

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