Free Gender Fluid Closet event open for Tri-Cities community

By Lacey Desserault

In honor of Pride month, Washington State University Tri-Cities’ MOSAIC Center for Student Inclusion is partnering with the Uptown Rainbow Connection to host a Gender Fluid Closet event June 26 – 30 from 1 – 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building, room 120, on the WSU Tri-Cities Campus.

This event allows individuals to explore outfits and accessories of various sizes and styles in a judgement- free zone. All the clothing and accessories have been donated and are available “as is” for free.

The closet event is open to the community. Donations are welcome at several drop-off locations in Richland: in the Floyd building, rooms 140 and 269 on the WSU Tri-Cities campus, Caterpillar Café, Lotus of the Moon, and Pacific Pasta and Grill.

The MOSAIC Center, which stands for Mobilizing Opportunities for Student Advocacy, Inclusion and Culture, is a home to student resources to enhance equity and inclusion, a place to discover more about various cultures and a central location for WSU Tri-Cities students to dialogue and learn about current social issues.

The Uptown Rainbow Connection is a nonprofit organization on a mission to make the Uptown Shopping Center a safer place for the queer community. Through partnerships and events with the shops and restaurants located in the Uptown Shopping Center, they hope to bring a greater sense of connection and safety for everyone.

For more information about the Uptown Rainbow Connection visit their Facebook page.