Transparent Closet

A photo of the Transparent Closet at FCC Katy

In early 2019, one of our church members with a trans son asked what it could look like for us to start a “closet” for trans teens to come and get clothes.

What began as a 2-foot by 4-foot shelf in one of our closets was dedicated to become the Transparent Closet. As months went on and it became apparent that this space was not enough, plans were set into motion to create a larger space.

The power of community helped take that project from a spare shelf to a full-blown boutique-style clothing store. Planning for the boutique continued in 2019, before tragedy struck that December when the parent who first dreamed of Transparent Closet tragically passed away. In the wake of his death, family and friends left memorial gifts to secure the legacy of that father who dared to dream of a community and world that would be safe for his son.

A clothing rack at FCC Katy's Transparent Closet with a poster with a rainbow and the words CHOOSE KINDNESS

Those gifts laid the foundation for the Transparent Closet that now occupies nearly 4,000 square feet of space to receive, sort, and store donations. It’s a vibrant, safe space for all, and exists now in ways that we never dreamed could be possible.

Transparent Closet is a free clothing boutique for youth, teens, and young adults who are transitioning or gender exploring. Today, the closet offers clothing, shoes, jewelry, binders, and more. Everything in the closet is free and offers a place for youth and young adults to shop and try on clothes that is safe.

Clothing donations are needed for the closet to function. Donations can be left during closet hours or you can call to schedule a time to drop off. Clothes must be clean and stain free when dropped off. You can deliver clothing in small boxes or small bags. We also need new items like underwear, bras, undershirts, makeup, and socks. Monetary donations can be made here.

The Transparent Closet is open for shoppers or to receive donations during the following hours. If you are interested in coming outside of the scheduled hours, please call or email us at info@transparentcloset.org.

Transparent Closet logo

HOURS

Sunday: 12pm – 2pm
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 2pm – 4pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 2pm – 4pm
Friday: 4pm – 7pm (tutoring also available)
Saturday: 2pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7pm

The Closet is available by appointment.