JOYFUL TRANSITION. THROUGH ANYTHING.
At Joyful Transitions PDX, we whole-heartedly believe that every transgender or nonbinary person no matter their status in society: class, orientation, race, age, deserve to take up space and feel joy in their transition.
Transgender and Nonbinary people and especially transgender and nonbinary youth deserve to be taken care of by their communities. They deserve to take up space in those communities and thrive in them.
We make this our mission every day, and take pride in helping others reach that state of joy, no matter their life state.
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RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
GENDER TRANSITION NECESSITIES
We give out free chest binders, packers, stand to pee devices, tucking underwear, and educational materials for parents of trans and nonbinary children. These are all available monthly, and give priority to people of color and those experiencing homelessness or poverty.
We support our Trans and nonbinary community by reaching out to them when they need us most. We pride ourselves on kind and compassionate communication, and we try to focus on every client individually to figure out if they have any other transitioning needs than what they originally saw us for.
For this, we love our Partners! They are vital resources for us to refer our clients to.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY
At Joyful Transitions, we understand and internalize in our core mission that the fight for queer liberation is still ongoing, and is entwined with institutional racism. We strive to attend as many local community events, vigils, mutual aid events, and queer events to stay vigilant in our community.
Afraid of asking your doctor for hormones? Need help finding a therapist?
Don't know how to word your coming out to parents or other family?
We can also help you with advocacy!
Let us be your advocates, and get you the medical or social gender transition you need.
Chest Binders for Nonbinary and Trans Masculine Individuals
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We provide chest binders for transmasculine and nonbinary individuals who need them to alleviate chest dysphoria, or for gender expression. We buy from GC2B, Fytist, and Underworks. We also provide Chest Binder fittings for folks who need them.
Priority to people of color and those experiencing homelessness or poverty (cannot afford one)
Please see our Chest Binders Page for sizing.
and Packer Pouches
To receive one, fill out our Packer/ form Here!
We also provide packers and stand-to-pee devices for transmasculine and nonbinary individuals who need them to alleviate dysphoria and for gender expression. We receive them from both Paxsies.com and buy from Transguysupply, as well as Ftmessentials.com. Priority to people of color and those experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Trans Feminine Products: Gaffs, Tucking, prosthetics, and more!
To receive a gaff or breast forms/bra, fill out our Bra/Shapewear Form Here!
We provide Gaffs, tucking undergarments, and breast forms for transfeminine and nonbinary individuals. These are needed to alleviate dysphoria or for gender expression. Priority to people of color and those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We buy from Handful, Glamour Boutique, The Breast Form Store.com, Origami Customs, and TrandscendThem
(Breastforms are temporarily unavailable due to limited budget).
Social Transition Planning for Trans Kids and Teens
If your child or teen just came out as trans or nonbinary, we're here to guide you!
We can provide online and book resources, one on one peer sessions, as well as planning for the coming social transition.
We also provide gender transition consults over Google meet if preferred!
For peer-to-peer planning with only a child and not the parent,
Under 16, Parents' permission/expressed acceptance is required.
16 and over, no parent permission or acceptance required.
See Counselors and Rates Below.
For More Information
Email us at: Joyfultransitionspdx@gmail.com
Advocacy In Social and Medical Transitions
Community Events and Free-Store
In addition to social transition planning for minors, we also help trans adults who are unsure of where to start, or stumped in their transition.
We help brainstorm new expressions, and identities, and help with the technical side as well.
We can bridge resources for hormones, and general healthcare, and we are knowledgeable about both FTM and MTF top surgery and the process surrounding it. Your transition is your own and we are here to support you no matter the route you take.
See Counselors and Rates Below.
For More Information,
Email us at:
We attend community events intended to inspire the public to be accepting and affirming of transgender, nonbinary, and two-spirit individuals.
As well as community-led and POC prioritized events where resources, materials, and necessities are being provided.
At these community events, we give out cards, pamphlets, gender-affirming books, chest binders, and our company!
To contact us about attending your event, please fill out our General Outreach form Here!