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Queer Closet is open!

Since its launch, we have been delighted with and grateful for the amazing outpouring of community support for the Queer Closet! Please email us at for any donations inquiries.

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Browse FREE clothing, try on fabulous finds in our all-gender dressing space, AND take home nearly-new wardrobe mainstays.

  • Clothing, hygiene, and make-up donations
  • Drop-in hours: 9-5 pm

Located on the fourth floor of the Student Union Building in the LGBTQ+2S Resource Center (room 404). 

Queer Closet: A Brief History

The UA Queer Closet was first designed by graduate student Bridgette Nobbe, who drew from her studies of existing LGBTQ+ centered clothing spaces on college campuses throughout the U.S. She observed that other spaces on the UA campus that provided free clothing were not particularly affirming for students’ diverse gender identities, and thus wanted to create a space that offered a more inclusive experience! The first iteration of the Queer Closet began with the Trans Clothing Swap -- a free, inclusive pop-up clothing exchange centering Trans-identified folks in the Tucson community. Many attendees of the swap wanted to know if there would be ongoing opportunities to get clothing. Beginning with the clothing leftover from the Trans Clothing Swap, and partnering with the Institute for LGBT Studies, Brigdette and Angela Labistre Champion launched the Queer Closet in Spring 2019 at iLGBTS headquarters --- the fifth floor of the Marshall Building on Park Ave. Through the Queer Closet was alive in the Marshall Building, it wasn’t thriving and needed a little help to create a more central and accessible space for students. In Fall 2019, the Women and Gender Resource Center & LGBTQ+ Affairs offered to house the Queer Closet, and students/leaders of the QTPOC affinity group worked hard to construct the beautiful and thriving space you see today. 

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Queer Closet FAQ

A donation-based clothing/accessory “store” designed to create an affirming experience for all genders and bodies!

Nope! Everything in the Queer Closet is free!

Queer Closet is located at LGBTQ+2S Resource Center.

It's open from 9-5 pm, Monday through Friday. We're closed on University holidays/breaks.

You can drop off any clean, washed, and good-condition clothes to our staff. We are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Please email the LGBTQ+2S Resource Center with any donation inquiries! 

We moved into a new, bigger space and have room for ALL clean donations! Please make sure they are washed and in good condition.


Needs will be periodically assessed but currently, we especially need:

We do not accept undergarments (such as underwear or binders) or socks.

Please wash everything before donating!

Yes! The following can be donated if unused/unopened:

  • Hygiene products
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • First-Aid kits
  • Black hair products
  • Makeup

Nope! Donations are welcome but not required to shop the Queer Closet!

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The LGBTQ+2S center staff can support in connecting you with resources! You can email us at for requests.

Email us at and we'd be happy to answer your questions!

The Queer Closet is brought to you by:

Institute for LGBT Studies

LGBTQ Affairs

Woman & Gender Resource Center