Queer Closet

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

The CDI is working to provide chest binders for students at no cost. 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.

For more information, reach out to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Donating Items

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 designed for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming individuals (all shapes, sizes, and colors).
  • New makeup
  • Wigs
  • Hygiene products
  • Menstrual care products
  • First aid kits
  • Packaged socks
  • Packaged underwear


Hygiene products and non-perishable/dry food items donations are accepted through Remy’s Cupboard.

Donations are accepted year-round. Community members can donate in any number of ways:
  • Through our Amazon Wish List
  • By dropping off items in designated bins located as follows:
    • Ulla Searing Building, second floor, in front of the elevators
    • Goldstein Hall, Mail Room, located on the outgoing mail side

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.

Monetary donations are welcome and can be coordinated by emailing

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. 


Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Ulla Searing Building, second floor in the Student Life Suite

Join us in making Ringling College more inclusive.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Ulla Searing Building, second floor in the Student Life Suite

Learn more about our Diversity and inclusion efforts at Ringling College.