UNL’s LGBTQA+ Center hosts free pop-up closet for students

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s LGBTQA+ Center held its second pop-up closet of the semester on Monday.

The goal of the Lavender Closet is to give students an opportunity to get gender-affirming clothing for free.

The event, which is currently at the TRIO Center, will be open until Wednesday.

JD McCown, the assistant director of the LGBTQA+ Center, said it’s important for those in the transgender community to have access to gender-affirming clothing.

“It’s really important to have clothing that, not just their gender identity and their gender expression, and so we want to make sure that there was a place on campus that had free clothing that was able to do that because clothing is so expensive,” McCown said.

Clothing is donated mostly by students, but community members can also contribute.

The LGBTQA+ Center is always looking for more professional attire but any clothing is appreciated.

Those wanting to donate can visit lgbtqa.unl.edu and click on Lavender Closet.

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