Florida State Students Donate Binders to Transgender People

Florida State Students Donate Binders to Transgender People
Posted at 12:45 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 10:07:49-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - At Florida State University, students are helping the transgender community feel more at home.

It's part of "the Binder Project."

The co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega started this project last semester to help purchase binders for transgender people who may need them.

A binder is a really tight tank top that compresses your chest to make it look flatter underneath shirts.

Charlie Andelman, leader of "The Binder Project", says this is a great opportunity to help transgender people feel more comfortable and talk more about their struggle.

"We've been able to have more discussions about trans issues and people are opening up a lot more and communicating with each other, they're open to learning which I think is really great," said Andelman.

So far, four people have signed up to receive a binder in the last 2 weeks.