OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: TO HELP TRANSGENDER PEOPLE PAY FOR TRANSITION-RELATED COSTS.
Genderbands was founded in March of 2015 as a way to fundraise, and eventually pay, for founding President Ian Giles' top surgery. In June of 2015, the organization broadened its efforts and restructured into its current state. Genderbands is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the transgender, gender non-conforming, and other gender diverse communities. The organization is volunteer-lead and executes programming, services, and events on both a local and national scale. Genderbands operates primarily through the support from partnerships, direct sales, and the solicitation of donations.
Generous | Inclusive | Representative | Determined | True | Unapologetic
Genderbands prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national or cultural origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or health status.
Genderbands strives to ensure equal access to all events and functions to all members of the LGBTQ+ and supportive communities by creating policies to ensure such access.
Genderbands recognizes the liberation of people of color as central to dismantling all forms of oppression. We also believe that standing against racism is crucial to LGBTQ+ work, and as such identify promoting anti-racism as an integral part of our mission.