Pride Resource Closet

The Pride Resource Center, Women and Gender Advocacy Center, and ASCSU have collaborated to provide free access to gender-affirming garments and other items to CSU students.

What is available?

  • Gender Affirming Garments
    • Chest Binders from gc2b
    • Bra Inserts from Origami Customs
    • Compression Gaffs from Origami Customs
    • Trans Tape
    • Period Underwear
  • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
    • Razors/shaving cream
    • Deodorant
  • Period Products
    • Mentrual Cups
    • Tampons
    • Pads
  • HRT Support Items
    • Bandaids
    • Alcohol Wipes
    • Sharps Containers
  • Identity Exploration Tools
    • Books
    • Make-Up
    • Resources

How do I access these items?

To pick up a gender affirming garment, please visit the Pride Resource Center anytime Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Come in, ask our front desk staff to access our Resource Closet, find what you need & that's it.

If you are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please refrain from visiting the center and instead email us to find another option.

Questions or Feedback?

Email pride_rc@mail.colostate.edu

Do we take donations?

Yes! We accept the following:

  • Gently used chest binders, bra inserts (please clean them & label with the company & size)
  • NEW hygiene, period, and HRT support products

We do not accept:

  • Items that are worn below the waist (e.g. underwear, gaffs, STPs, etc).
  • Books

How do I choose gender affirming garments?

We have a sizing chart and measuring tape in the center that you can use to help choose your item. We recommend checking out the websites for each company to learn about sizing so you can have an idea of what you're looking for before coming in.

Click here to see our inventory

A binder is a tight undershirt (full tank or half tank) that flattens your chest. This is often used by trans masculine folks or anyone who experiences discomfort/dysphoria with the size of their chest.

We recommend talking to your doctor and following the safety tips below:

  • A binder should feel tight – but not so tight that it is painful, very uncomfortable, or difficult to breathe.
  • Listen to your body – if it hurts, take a break.
  • Limit the amount of time that you wear your binder – you should not wear it for more than 8-10 hours at a time.
  • Do not sleep in your binder.
  • Avoid binding every day. Take 1-2 days off a week.
  • Avoid exercising in your binder.
  • Avoid putting on the binder while wet. Swimming is ok, but consider going up a size.
  • Do not double-bind.
  • Stretch often.
  • Do not tape or self bind with duct tape, bandages, or other items that are not explicitly made for chest binding.

Alternatives to binding:

  • Sports bra (layering 2 sports bras)
  • Go up a size in shirts
  • Layer undershirts & outer-layers
  • Patterns, dark colors & open button downs/sweaters
  • Top surgery