The mission of Transcend Charlotte is to promote authenticity, connection, and social justice by empowering transgender individuals and all gender diverse or gender non-conforming people impacted by oppression and/or trauma. We believe in person-centered rather than identity-centered language and do not discriminate based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, ability, mental illness/injury, or beliefs – we respect all identities.
Buying a new wardrobe is expensive and stressful, especially when you are figuring out how to express yourself authentically for the first time. We offer a safe space to go through a variety of clothes, so you can discover what works for you. All of our clothes are free to transgender people and anyone struggling with issues related to gender expression. Fill out our Appointment Request Form to access our closet!
The TransCloset was featured on ABC’s What Would You Do? in October 2017. Click here to watch the video.
It is vital that community agencies, organizations, and service providers receive education on how to support transgender and other diverse employees and clients. We also want to help members of the community with questions about difficult topics such as gender diversity, trauma, etc. If you are interested in one of our workshops, please reach out to us HERE.
adjective. denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.
adjective. denoting or relating to a gender that is not defined in terms of traditional binary oppositions such as male and female. Some non-binary identities include Agender, Intergender, Bigender, and many more.
adjective. denoting or relating to a person who does not identify themselves as having a fixed gender but may experience shifts and changes in their gender identity and/or expression.
adjective. denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex; or, non-transgender.
adjective. denoting or relating to a person born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals.
noun. unease or dissatisfaction with some or all gendered aspects of one’s body (typically sex characteristics such as their chest or genitals) and/or gendered terminology (e.g. pronouns, gendered names, or gender exclusive terms like “guys” or “ladies”).
noun. one’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither.
noun. how one chooses to express gender identity through behavior, clothing, hairstyle, voice, body characteristics, etc.
noun. a person’s sexual identity in relation to the gender(s) to which they are attracted.
noun. a person assigned male at birth whose gender identity is female.
noun. a person assigned female at birth whose gender identity is male.
noun. intense dislike of or prejudice against transgender people.