Thursday, March 28, 2013

Local transgender community gets opportunity to step out of the closet - literally

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Ready to pay forward those jeans you never wear? Donate them to the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, which is in the middle of a week-long clothing drive for transgender people.

The drive, called Trans Closet, collects clothes for transgender individuals who can't afford to buy a new wardrobe that reflects their true identity. Shoppers will also be able to try on and receive donated clothes on Saturday. Shopping starts at 1 p.m.


The experience will hopefully allow them to enjoy shopping in an accepting environment.

Organizer Constance Brooks says the most in-demand donation items are work clothes, including suits for men, and women's business separates, like blouses, skirts and jackets.

The center is receiving donations during their regular business hours, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., from now until Saturday.

If you are transgender and want to receive clothes, email Brooks at to be added to the list. You can also email Brooks if you want to volunteer to fold and organize donated items.

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte is located at 2508 N. Davidson St. For more information, call (704) 333-0144.

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