Public university hosts clothing drive for trans students

Public university hosts clothing drive for trans students

Marshall University, West Virginia’s “most LGBT friendly university,” is holding a clothing drive to benefit trans students who choose to cross-dress at school.

Unlike clothing drives that are usually done to benefit poor and economically disadvantaged people, Marshall University’s clothing drive, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, is asking for donations for a “trans closet” that will be located in the LGBTQ+ Office for students to peruse.

The clothing drive, which will be hosted from Feb. 6 through Feb. 24, claims the trans community on campus “needs new or gently used clothing.” The drive suggests donating “casual clothing, formal clothing, swimwear, chest binders, jewelry, and transgender accessories.”

The donation bins will be located in the school’s LGBTQ+ Office, the Women Studies Department, and dorm buildings across campus.

Psychology major Ashlee Vandruff, a volunteer for the LGBTQ+ Office, told the Marshall University student newspaper that the trans closet available on campus will relieve the burden of having to actually go out and go shopping.

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