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VIDEO: Finally, a closet that’s fun to be in

A few shelves and a rack of clothes can be all it takes to help people blossom.

That is what is happening at the Cantú Clothing Closet, located in the Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center at UC Santa Cruz. In just a few years, the closet has become a nationally known resource for students, particularly non-binary and trans students, who want a place where they can try on clothes and not feel judged.

The idea behind the closet is simple: anyone can come to the center to donate or pick out an article of clothing, no matter their gender expression.

“Everything is very gendered, right?” says Jay Gauthier, a lead peer educator at the Cantú Queer Cultural Center. “There’s a women’s section and a men’s section… The closet is important because it gives people the space to explore, where they can try on anything they want.”

Read the full article from the University of California newsroom.

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