LGBTQIA+ RESOURCES

The following resources were recommended by members of the LGBTQ+ Community, but because we cannot guarantee that everyone will have the same experience, further feedback on their services would be appreciated. To provide feedback or add a resource to this list, please call or email Cami Armijo-Grover, Education Director at Bridgercare, at (406) 587-0681 ext. 113 or carmijo@bridgercare.org. As this list is continually updated as new services are identified and added, please check Bridgercare.org/lgbtqia-resources for the most recent version of this list.

Medical Providers

Katherine Mistretta at Bozeman Creek Family Health
Katy Mistretta, FNP has several years of experience working with transgender individuals of all ages and managing hormone and medication therapy. She is a WPATH, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, member and is currently in the process of obtaining her WPATH certification. She is accepting new patients.
316 E Babcock St, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 585-0022

Rebecca Hintze (PA-C) and other providers at Community Health Partners
CHP accepts all pts and Rebecca has been working with trans clients for 15+ years. She is always accepting new patients, accepts all forms of insurance including Medicaid, and operates on a sliding fee scale.
112 W Lewis Street, Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-1111

Bridgercare
Can see any provider for a variety of sexual health needs. Sue Dolan, PA-C has several years experience prescribing and managing hormone therapy for patients age 18+. She is accepting new patients. Services on a sliding fee scale. Insurance and Medicaid accepted. Bridgercare continually works to train all staff to provide affirming healthcare to LGBTQ+ patients.
1288 N. 14th Ave, Suite 201
(406) 587-0681

Dr. Emily Ridgway at Ridgway Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ridgway does breast reduction and/or mastectomy for trans men as well as breast augmentation procedures for trans women. They also offer facial feminization and laser hair removal.
1188 N 15th Ave #1
(406) 586-2620

Dr. Michael H. Spinelli at Bozeman Health Internal Medicine Clinic
Michael H. Spinelli, MD, is in practice with Bozeman Health Internal Medicine Clinic. He earned his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC where he served as chief resident.

937 Highland Blvd.
Suite 5410, Highland Park 5 – Brown Zone
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2400

Pharmacies

Price Rite Pharmacy and Medical Supply
910 N 7th Ave, Bozeman MT 59715
(406) 587-0608

Costco
2505 Catron St, Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 585-7575

Chiropractic Care

Evolution of Balance – Dr. Steven Blair

Combines the sciences of Chiropractic and Yoga. In addition to chiropractic services, Dr. Blair offers postural screening and various physical exams, nutrition counseling, therapeutic exercises, individual yoga rehabilitation therapy sessions, group yoga classes and more.

2419 W Main Street, Suite 4, Bozeman, MT 59718

(406) 577-2742

Hair Removal

Jes Brown at Egzact Electrolysis
1127 Harmon Stream Blvd, Suite 5, Bozeman, MT 59718
http://www.mthairremoval.com
info@mthairremoval.com
(406) 585-4635

Hair Styling

Madysen Rose Designs at Blackwood Salon
Madysen Rosenberg (also a nail technician)
(406) 599-1559
411 West Mendenhall Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59715

Dermatology

Wendy Peters at Pure Dermatology
Licensed Aesthetician- Laser Technician, Skincare specialist
2233 West Kagy Blvd., Suite 2, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-7873

Shopping

Sacks Thrift Store
Non-judgemental shopping.
138 W. Mendenhall

LeoLines on Etsy
Makes underwear, swimsuits, leotards, and binders for trans children (both MtF and FtM).
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeoLines?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Books for Kids

“Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity” by Brook Pessin-Whedbee
Available at Bozeman Public Library.

“Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU” by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth LGBTQ+ inclusive book for kids ages 8-10 about bodies, gender, and sexuality. Available at Bozeman Public Library.

Organizations/Resource Centers

Montana Gender Alliance
Transgender support group in Bozeman. There is a chapter in Helena that meets on Wednesday that is attended by members of the Bozeman community as well.
Meets 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 6-7:30pm.
Contact Kael Fry, (608) 234-8763, for location and details.
For a detailed guide to transition see http://www.gaymontana.org/transgender-health/
Note: The specifics about meetings/events are out of date on this website, but it has other useful information.

Montana State University Queer-Straight Alliance
Student-led organization at Montana State University that focuses on developing community, fostering education, and empowering actions from and regarding LGBT+ persons. Open to all.
Meetings on Mondays at 7pm in SUB 235 at MSU during the fall and spring semesters.
www.montana.edu/qsa/
qsamsubozeman@gmail.com

MSU LGBTQ Mentoring Program
Pairs upperclassmen, faculty, and staff who are secure in their LGBTQ+ identity with LGBTQ+ students needing support.
http://www.montana.edu/lgbtq/lgbtq_mentoring.html
lgbtq@montana.edu

Bozeman High School has a Sexuality and Gender Alliance
“bhs.saga.plus” on Facebook

AIDS Outreach
HIV testing, direct outreach, referrals for PrEP, financial assistance, and support for HIV+ persons and their families/caregivers, support group for HIV+ persons.
601 Nikles Drive, Suite 2C, Bozeman, MT 59718
www.aidsoutreachmt.org
info@aidsoutreachmt.org
406-451-5718

PFLAG
A group of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer in the Gallatin Valley.
http://pflagbozeman.org/
info@pflagbozeman.org

GEM
Gender Equality Montana – a new non-profit started by three healthcare professionals in Bozeman (Kathryn Lowe, MD; Angie Ostrowski, MD; and Katy Mistretta, NP) with the goal of raising community awareness about gender.
genderequalitymontana@gmail.com
genderequalitymontana.org (website currently in progress)

The Countship of the Imperial Sovereign Court of Montana
Drag queen run non-profit that raises money for charity, runs Gay Big Sky pageants, and holds events in Bozeman and across in Montana.
http://iscsm.org/
“CountshipISCSM” on Facebook

Chicks with Sticks
Bucket marching band made up of women who empower and inspire through joyful noise.
“Chicks with Sticks Bucket Drum” on Facebook

Human Rights Campaign
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. They have many helpful online resource guides.
https://www.hrc.org/

Gender Spectrum
Provides an array of services to help youth, families, organizations and institutions understand and address concepts of gender identity and gender expression.
https://www.genderspectrum.org/

TransVisible Montana
Promotes awareness and education within all Montana communities on issues affecting trans, two-spirit, and non-binary individuals.
https://www.facebook.com/TransVisibleMontana/
TransVisibleMT@gmail.com.

Counseling

Jenny Fiebig, LCPC at Gallatin Psychotherapy
1902 W Dickerson St, Bozeman, Mt 59718
(406) 582-0500

Ginny Watts, LCPC at Belgrade Counseling Clinic Inc.
Has training and experience working in trans care.
129 Village Dr. Suite 303, Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 388-7174

Kael Fry, MS, MFT at Transitions Counseling, LLC
Trans man with specialty working with transgender and gender non-conforming people, accepts sliding fee scale and insurance, will see adolescents 14-19 as well as adults.
5 West Olive St, Bozeman, Montana 59715
(608) 234-8763

Glee Dunbar, MSW, LCSW, MHPP
Individual, couples, and family therapist. Past president of a PFLAG Chapter and co-founder of a trans support group in North Carolina.
108 West Main St. Suite 202, Manhattan, Montana 59741
(252) 945-3122

Jana Lehman, MS, LCPC, LAC at Lehman Counseling Services, LLC
Specializes in EMDR, DBT, and other intensive methods that go beyond talk therapy to treat trauma and addiction.
1934 Stadium Drive, Suite C, Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 600-1872

D Gregory Smith MA, LMHC, LCPC, STL
Gay, HIV+ native Montanan; a Roman-educated Episcopal priest and a licensed mental health counselor. His website has more resources, and interesting discussions about religion and sexuality.
202 S Black Street, Suite 502, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 578-0222
https://dgsmith.org/

Erin Clark MSW, LCSW at Advanced Counseling of Bozeman
300 N Wilson Ave., Suite 3005-10, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 660-3166

Hannah Wilson, MS, LCPC at Community Health Partners
Sex Educator, specialty in sexual health, 10+ years experience working with vulnerable populations specifically homeless and sex workers
214 E Mendenhall Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 522-5328

Phronsie Sprenger LCSW, CST at Big Sky Sex Therapy
LGBTQ and kink supportive sex therapy.
416 N 7th Ave.
(406) 551-4234
https://www.phronsiesprengertherapy.com/

Laura Bailey, MS, LCPC
301 N Wilson Ave.
(406) 522-7357

Stasia Owen, MS, NCC, LCPC, SEP at Metta Counseling Services
2415 West Main Street, Ste 2 Bozeman, Montana 59718
(406) 565-4640

Gallatin Mental Health Center
Offers psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care on a sliding fee scale for children and adults. Our team can provide you with both a diagnosis and subsequent comprehensive therapy covering various types of psychological problems. Hope house is one of their programs.
699 Farmhouse Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715
http://www.gallatinmentalhealth.org
406-556-6500

The Help Center
Sexual assault counseling, suicide intervention, appropriate referrals. Walk-in counseling 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
www.bozemanhelpcenter.org
421 E. Peach St, Bozeman, MT 59715
406-586-3333- 24 Hr Crisis Line
1-800-273-TALK
More resources at http://www.montana211.org/

Human Development Clinic
Low cost counseling by students of MSU’s graduate counseling program (overseen by licensed counselors) open to the community and MSU students alike. Sliding fee scale with services ranging from $5 to $30 per appointment. Offers evening hours.
1501 S. 3rd Ave, Bozeman, MT
(406) 994-4113

Big Sky Satellite Clinic (406) 570-3907
http://www.montana.edu/hhd/humandevelopmentclinic.html

The Trevor Project
Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.
Suicide prevention hotline: TrevorLifeline (866) 488-7386
Text: “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200

Counseling and Psychological Services at Montana State University
Free counseling services to students enrolled in 7 or more credits. Support groups vary year-to-year, but look for the “Interpersonal Process” group for LGBTQ+ support. Counselor Mariah Hill is head of diversity and Sandy Newton and Paige Vermatt have recent training in LGBTQ+ issues. It is limited to 10 sessions.
211 Swingle Building, MSU
(406) 994-4531
http://www.montana.edu/wwwcc/

Haven
Provides safe, LGBTQ+ friendly intervention for survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Emergency shelter, crisis intervention, ongoing support, referrals, and education.
www.havenmt.org
24/7 support line- 406-586-4111

Counseling for Transgender/Questioning Children
The following providers see minors, though many also see adults. None of them are specifically trained, but they do have experience working with transgender kids in an affirming way.

Joni Evans, LMFT, LCPC
Has worked with several transgender/questioning kids, and uses mindfulness, self-compassion, positive psychology and the work of Brené Brown to help navigate cultural push back and personal negative self-talk, among other things.
Breathe Mind Body Therapy
1195 Stoneridge Drive #4A-B, Bozeman
600-4297

Maggie Smith, MFLC
Has an undergraduate degree in Gender and Sexuality studies (part of where her interest in working with LGBTQ+ populations began) and her approach to therapy is to consider individuals, couples, and families through attachment and trauma lenses. She works with transgender/questioning kids age 12+.
Breathe Mind Body Therapy
1195 Stoneridge Drive #4A-B, Bozeman
600-4297

Kasey Anderson, Counselor at Hyalite Elementary, M.Ed., LCPC, CDWF
Provides a sliding fee scale and is accepting new clients. Does not see clients in her private practice who attend Hyalite.
406-551-0949 (cell)

Abbie Carpenter, Counselor, LCPC
See both LGBTQ+ kids and adults. Abbie has attended several sensitivity trainings focused on better serving this population and has a desire to serve and works to stay abreast of best practices and issues pertaining to this community.
(406) 219-7307

Lisa Featherstone, Clinical Social Work Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Has worked with children, adolescents and adults from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum to help them achieve stability and confidence in their identity, taking safety into consideration. Accepts all insurance except TRICARE and United.
(406) 599-6437
502 S. 19th Ave. Suite 300B
Bozeman, MT 59718

Legal

Lambda Legal
Legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, HIV status. Understand Montana specific rights related to workplace, public accommodations, healthcare, and more.
http://www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/montana
Legal help desk: 866-542-8336

Legal name and gender change guide available at https://transequality.org/documents/state/montana
ACLU
Works to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties. They also have online resource guides help you learn more about your rights and what you can do to be an effective advocate for LGBT equality. https://www.aclu.org/

Churches

Living Waters United Methodist Church
Worship at 9:30 am on Sundays.
51 W Cameron Ave, Belgrade MT 59714
http://livingwatersumc.org

St. James Episcopal Church
Multiple services during the week as well as many events and groups for members.
5 West Olive Street, Bozeman 59715
http://stjamesbozeman.org

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman
Interfaith worship at 10 AM on Sundays as well as many events and groups for attendees.
325 N 25th Ave, Bozeman 59718

Pilgrim Congregational Church
Worship at 10 am on Sundays.
2118 South 3rd Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-3690

Website Resources

Susan’s Place
Community and resources.

LGBTQ Nation
News site for lgbtq issues.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth advocates for young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

Transgender Roadmap
Guide to the journey of transitioning

Sexplanations YouTube Channel
Lindsey Doe provides shame-free, comprehensive efforts to educate on everything sex.

LGBTQ+ and Addiction: Causes, Resources, and Treatment

LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources

“Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People”
An academic paper from The National LGBT Health Education Center.
http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/LGBTHealthDisparitiesMar2016.pdf

MSU’s LGBTQ Resource Directory
http://www.montana.edu/lgbtq/resources.html

Interface project
Intersex people telling their stories.
https://www.interfaceproject.org/

Pride Foundation
Scholarships, grants, and advocacy for LGBTQ equality.

GLBT Historical Society
Museum in San Francisco with interesting online exhibitions relating to the history of LGBTQ culture.
http://www.glbthistory.org/

Fenway Health
LGBTQ+ health care, research and advocacy organization

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Resources and information on aging as an LGBTQ person.
https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/index.cfm

WPATH
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Promotes evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health
https://www.wpath.org/

Trans Man Resources

FtM Essentials
Sells packers and binders. Has a free binder program for people under 24 in need. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to find it.)
www.ftmessentials.com

Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide
http://ftmguide.org

uppercaseCHASE1 on YouTube
Talks about his personal transition and trans issues.
https://www.youtube.com/user/uppercaseCHASE1

Trans Woman Resources

Southern Comfort Transgender Conference
Opportunity for education, social interaction, community and fun
https://sccfla.org/

Andrea James
Writer, director, producer, activist.
Vocal coaching and MTF support website

Lynn Conway
Computer scientist, electrical engineer, activist
http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/conway.html

The Breast Form Store
Breast forms, wigs, makeup, clothing, etc.

Glamour Boutique
Breast forms, wigs, makeup, clothing, etc.

Kathe Perez, Speech Language Pathologist
Expert in voice therapy, including voice feminization therapy for the transgender community.
Blog: http://www.askkatheperez.com/ exclusively for transgender people looking to transition their voices to match their gender identity and gender expression. Find articles, information, resources, and strategies for your voice.

Resources outside of Bozeman and other resources

Open Aid Alliance
HIV testing and syringe exchange in Missoula

Gay Men’s Task Force
Retreats throughout Montana for gay, bisexual, HIV+, trans, and two-spirit men. Weekly events in Missoula.

Kimberly Reed and her film “Prodigal Sons”
Documents her return to Helena for 20th high school reunion as a trans woman.
http://prodigalsonsfilm.com/drupal_html/drupal/index.html

University of Missoula’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
There is a vocal feminization program.
https://coehs.umt.edu/departments/csd/dewit-ritecare-clinic/our-services.php
(406) 243-2363

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Ally Trained
In 2017 Bridgercare collaborated with staff and volunteers from Bozeman Health, MSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons, Dr. Kathryn Lowe and members and allies of the local LGBTQ+ community to create the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Allies Training. This training teaches all members in a clinical setting, both providers and support staff, to provide affirming care to the LGBTQ+ population. The following healthcare settings have received this training, by date:
• Bozeman Creek Family Health – December 2017
• Bridgercare – June 2018
• Acorn Pediatrics – October 2018
• Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County – October 2018
• Mint Dental – November 2018
• Women’s Health Specialists – January 2019
LGBTQ+ Healthcare Ally Training has also been provided to individuals in a variety of healthcare settings, though not necessarily the entire staff, and are therefore not listed above. If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ Healthcare Allies Training, please contact Cami at Bridgercare at 587-0681, ext. 113 or carmijo@bridgercare.org.

Open to All: Montana Supportive Business Initiative
Open to All celebrates and raises the visibility of local Montana businesses that are working to create fair and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ people. Participating organizations have expressed a commitment to improving their communities and centering the vulnerable populations that have so often been pushed to the margins. If you’d like to access a list of businesses that have self-selected as being “Open to All” you can find the list on the Pride Foundation website at https://pridefoundation.org/community-impact/initiatives/open-to-all/.

Updated 8/2019