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Back to School Essentials-Trans and Non-Binary Edition

Whether you're in middle, high school, or college, back to school time can bring about a mixture of emotions. For trans and non-binary folks this is often a great time of anxiety. What may seem innocuous to the cis crowd such as picking out clothing and deciding to change your name on the teacher's roster these can be major steps for gender non-conforming individuals starting a new academic year. So as you gather your school supplies from your local department stores, check out our list of trans and non-binary essentials you might not be able to find in the back to school aisle!

Trans Males and Masculine Identified Individuals

Chest Binders


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One of the most popular sites, GC2B is for trans men or masculine leaning individuals to purchase chest binders in a variety of skin tones and sizes. These binders are LGBTQ+ designed and the company provides quality and affordable products. Check out their site today to find your perfect match!


*NOTE*- Sensitive and adult oriented content is listed on these sites. These sites are not pornographic in nature, but discuss and depict human genitalia in affirming ways for transgender individuals.


For those of you who are looking to feel more comfortable downstairs, check out the TransGuys reviews on different packers, ranging from everyday use, to a variety of synthetic flesh types, and STP's.

Another great site for more advanced and versatile packers is This site is for those who are versed in advanced prosthetic packers, and for those seeking a multi-use genital prosthetic. Gendercat is also not for the faint of heart financially! Although more on the expensive side, quality and confidence in the product is what you'll be receiving.

Transfeminine and Feminine Leaning Individuals


makeup artist

For many trans and femme individuals taking their first steps down the road of feminization, the world of makeup and skin care can be overwhelming! Hell, it can be overwhelming for us cis sisters too! Did you know Sephora offered specific beauty classes for transgender women? Although from brief searches in the Grand Junction, CO area, unfortunately there don't appear to be any offered locally at this time. However, this does not mean one could not be established on the western slope of Colorado. This is also great news in general to learn that Sephora as a brand is friendly and trans affirming.



Target made a big rainbow splash in 2016 after taking a public stance on being an LGBTQ+ inclusive retailer. Whether you're shopping in stores or online, we are in support of Target's advocacy!

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