The Queer Closet is a donation-based free resource for Ringling College students, staff, and faculty to find clothing and accessories that match their gender identities and ultimately create an affirming experience for all genders and bodies.
The closet is managed by the College’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Picking Up Items
For more information, reach out to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
The closet relies heavily on donations. All items must be clean and in good/excellent condition without any rips, tears, or stains.
The most in-demand items include:
- Clothing in adult sizes, extra small through 5XL
- Formal wear
- Shoes and accessories (adult gently used or new dress shoes, heels, sneakers/casual shoes, accessories)
- Chest binders (all shapes, sizes, and colors). Binders are used for breast/chest binding by using constrictive materials that flatten the chest area. Chest binders are predominately used by transgender and non-binary individuals to affirm their gender expression.
- New makeup
- Hygiene products
- First aid kits
- Packaged socks
- Packaged underwear
Hygiene products and non-perishable/dry food items donations are accepted through Remy’s Cupboard.
Additional Ways to Support the Queer Closet
Volunteers must be currently enrolled or employed students, faculty, or staff member at Ringling College of Art and Design.
The Queer Closet is a free resource available to the entire Ringling campus community. Please help spread the word and raise awareness of this resource through word of mouth and social media.