Get to know us!

What is Genderbands?
Genderbands began in March 2015 as a way to pay for the owner’s top surgery. After that, our focus changed in the interest of raising money for other transgender and gender non-conforming people to receive top surgery.

Our Mission

We know firsthand how vital top surgery can be in reducing dysphoria, and we also know how expensive it is: because of this, Genderbands hopes to reduce dysphoria for transgender and gender non-conforming people through our grant fund. We are able to supply this fund through sales of our products as well as donations. 20% of each purchase’s proceeds, as well  as 100% of donations, goes towards making top surgery a reality for another transgender person. It’s our way of paying it forward.

How Can I Help?

The best way you can support our goal is by donating, ordering our products, and spreading the word.

After you’ve purchased a wristband or t-shirt, spread the word on social media! Like our Facebook and tag us in a post wearing your cool Genderbands merch on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

You can also get us something off our Amazon wishlist!

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Don’t have money? No problem. There are many volunteer opportunities at Genderbands! Go to our volunteer page to see all of your volunteer options.

Ian Giles

Genderbands L3C is a business geared towards alleviating transgender dysphoria. Every purchase supports our FTM Top Surgery Grant Program and makes a life-altering surgery that much more achievable for a transman.

Why alleviate dysphoria, and why focus specifically on top surgery? My name is Ian Giles, and I am the owner of Genderbands L3C. I am a transfluid FTM transgender person, and I know what dysphoria feels like. I know how absolutely suffocating it can be to feel trapped in your own body, and I also know how life-changing top surgery is for transmen. Genderbands L3C began as a way for me to pay for my own top surgery, and proceeds did help me make that a reality. In July 2015, I was able to receive top surgery from Dr. Charles Garramone.

Top surgery changed my life for the better: after years of feeling constrained by my own chest, I could finally breathe. As a single parent, my life gets pretty busy. I wanted to find a way to support other transgender people in receiving this surgery in some way, and so I decided to use Genderbands L3C as a way to raise money for FTM top surgery in the form of a surgery grant. I dream of helping many transgender and gender non-conforming people live a life without dysphoria.

Since its beginning, Genderbands L3C has grown. We offer more wristband options and are branching into t-shirts as alternative ways to earn money. I look forward to seeing how this business grows and changes as time goes on, as well as the lives it will affect for the better. I appreciate your part as you join us on this journey.