Montana State University

Diversity Awareness Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170545
Bozeman, MT 59717-0545

Tel: (406) 994-5801
Fax: (406) 994-5848
E-mail: diversityawareness@montana.edu
Location:
Strand Union Building Room 368

Program Manager:

Ariel Donohue

Counseling and Psychological Services

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173180
Bozeman, MT 59717-3180

Tel: (406) 994-4531
Fax: (406) 994-2485
Location: 211 Swingle

24-hr community crisis help line (after business hours)
(406) 586-3333

CPS Diversity Coordinator:

Mariah Hill

Local and State Resources

Legal
Outreach/Awareness
Sexual Health
Social
Advocacy/Activism
Support Group/Network

Legal

ACLU of Montana
Mission: Defending the civil liberties of all Montanans.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-459-1114
Website: www.aclumontana.org

Outreach/Awareness

AIDS Outreach
Mission: Dedicated to supporting people affected by HIV and AIDS, preventing new infections and educating the community.
Location: Bozeman, MT 59771-1276
Work Phone: 406-624-6692

Bozeman Resource Center
Mission: The Bozeman Gay and Lesbian Resource Center was founded to assist the GLBTIQ community and their families, friends and allies by providing resources that are
available in the Bozeman area as well as the state. You will find information on HIV testing sites, gay-friendly businesses in the area, gay-friendly health providers, fun social events in the area as well as the state, and much much more!
Location: Bozeman, MT 59715
Work Phone: 406-600-3608
Website: www.bozemanrc.org

Bridger Clinic
Mission: Bridger Clinic is committed to providing reproductive and related health care in a setting that respects the dignity, well-being and privacy of each individual.
Location: 300 N Willson Ave # 2001, Bozeman, MT 59715-3572
Work Phone: 406-587-0681
Website: www.bridgerclinic.org

Montana Two Spirit Society - Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
Mission: Montana Two Spirit Society
Location: Browning, MT 59417
Work Phone: 406-450-4982

Montana Targeted Prevention
Mission: Montana Targeted Prevention is funded from a grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and whose main goals are free and anonymous 20 minute
Rapid HIV testing and free and anonymous Hepatitis C testing, education, counseling and prevention for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Intravenous Drug Users
(IDU), and High-Risk Heterosexuals (HRH).
Mailing address: 1627 W. Main St. #366, Bozeman, MT 59715
Work Phone: 406-600-3608
Website: www.bozemanrc.org/mtap.html

MpowerMT - FDH & Associates
Mission: MpowerMT is dedicated to connecting and educating the young gay and bisexual men of Montana.
Location: PO Box 7984, Missoula, MT 59807
Work Phone: 406-829-8075
Website: mtgayhealth.org 

NATIONAL COALITION BUILDING INSTITUTE
Mission: The Montana Safe Schools Coalition provides training and support to schools, educators, and concerned community members around preventing anti-gay bullying and harassment. This includes skill building, resources, and policy support.
Location: Missoula, MT 59802
Work Phone: 406-541-6891
Website: ncbimissoula.org

Sexual Health


FDH & ASSOCIATES
Mission: Working to provide sensitive, appropriate and comprehensive health messages and interventions aimed at improving the overall health of gay & bisexual men in
Montana. Our vision is to help gay & bisexual men create lives for themselves worth protecting with bold and fearless conviction.
Location: PO Box 7984, Missoula, MT 59807
Work Phone: 406-829-8075
Website: www.mtgayhealth.org

MONTANA GAY MEN’S TASK FORCE
Mission: Working to provide sensitive, appropriate and comprehensive health messages and interventions aimed at improving the overall health of gay & bisexual men in Montana. Our vision is to help gay men create lives for themselves worth protecting with bold and fearless conviction.
Location: PO Box 7984, Missoula, MT 59807
Work Phone: 406-829-8075
Website: www.mtgayhealth.org

WELL LIVES PROJECT
Mission: Provide free and anonymous HIV testing to Helena area gay and bisexual men.
Location: Helena, MT 59601
Work Phone: 406-461-1001

Social

BIRDS & BEASLEYS
Mission: Montana Pride Network
Location: Helena, MT
Website: www.birdsandbeasleys.com

MONTANA PRIDE NETWORK
Mission: To create annual statewide events honoring cultural diversity and community, with political, educational, and social activities which celebrate unity and promote safety.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Website: www.montanapridenetwork.org

WESTERN MONTANA GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Mission: In Montana, where opportunities to socialize with other GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) people are few, a Community Center is a
valuable resource. After much work by a task force made up of many of people, The Western Montana Community Center(The Center) opened in Missoula, Montana October 11, 1999. The Center supports the work of all community members to create & sustain a healthy community in Western Montana. The Center strives to: (1) Provide opportunities for both formal and informal interaction among members of the GLBTIQ community of Montana. (2) Offer safe and accessible facilities for educational, social and other community events. (3) Serve as a resource to provide information for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer members and visitors to Missoula and Western Montana. (4) The Center will support education, advocate for social justice and facilitate communication within the whole community of Western Montana.
Location: Suite 200, Missoula, MT 59802
Work Phone: 406-543-2224
Website: www.gaymontana.org

Advocacy/Activism

Disability Rights Montana
Mission: Montana PRIDE, Inc.
Location: Helena, MT, 59601
Work Phone: 406-449-2344
Website: www.disabilityrightsmt.org

Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force
Mission: The health of any environment depends on diversity. The Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force works to make our community a better place for everyone – where we’re judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin.
Location: Bozeman, MT 59715
Work Phone: 406-581-3254
Website: www.embracediversity.org

Hamilton PFLAG
Mission: Working for the betterment of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender individuals, along with their friends, and families.
Location: Hamilton, MT

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Mission: MCADS is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-443-7794
Website: www.mcadsv.com

Montana Department of Public Health & Human
Services - HIV/STD Prevention Programs
Mission: MT DPHHS HIV/STD Prevention Programs
Location: Helena, MT 59620
Work Phone: 406-444-2457
Website: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/PHSD/STD-HIV/stdhiv-index.shtml

Montana Equality Now
Mission: Our Mission, through political action, advocacy, and education, is to create a more positive environment for Montana’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex,
Queer, Questioning community to thrive in our beloved state. Our strategy is to support and create direct political action to change the legal, social, and political status of L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I. persons in the state of Montana, while avoiding overlap with existing organizations. When applicable to our mission for the betterment of Montanans, our organization will support the actions of other advocacy and education organizations both locally and nationally. We commit to use any and all resources and opportunities to secure equality for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, gender identity, biological sex, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental ability, religion, education, and political affiliation before the State of Montana and the United States of America.
Location: Missoula, MT 59801
Work Phone: 406-471-3581

Montana Human Rights Network
Mission: The Montana Human Rights Network is a multi-issue social justice organization that organizes to promote the democratic values of equality, justice, and pluralism.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-442-5506
Website: www.mhrn.org

Support Group/Network

BOZEMAN AIDS OUTREACH
Mission: AIDS Outreach is dedicated to supporting people affected by HIV and AIDS, preventing new infections and educating the community.
Location: Butte, MT 59701
Website: dgsma.wordpress.com

BOZEMAN QUEER YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP
Mission: The Queer Youth Support Group provides a safe and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, and transgender youth by creating a space where they are affirmed, offered non-judgmental support, and have access to local/ statewide communities, resources & HIV/STI prevention education. Ages 16-19.
Location: Bozeman, MT
Website: www.bozemanrc.org/youth.html

CAPITAL CITY GAY MEN
Mission: Social networking
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Website: www.capitalcitygaymen.org

FLATHEAD VALLEY ALLIANCE
Mission: Our organization provides information as well as social, political, and moral support for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, intersex, and trans-gender community of the Flathead Valley while maintaining a strict and high level of confidentiality. We are dedicated to providing the LGBT community with the best services and support available to us.
Location: Kalispell, MT 59901
Work Phone: 406-755-7000
Website: www.flatheadvalleyalliance.org

GALLATIN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Gallatin Mental Health Center works with insurance and works with a sliding-fee scale.
Location: 300 N. Wilson, 3rd Floor, Bozeman, MT  59715
Phone: 406-522-7357

GAY/BI MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP
An 8 week group for men to discuss and explore dating, relationships, coming out, mental health, community, substance use, being healthy and much more.  Call to join the next group.
Phone: 406-539-8890
CONTACT: Laura Mentch 

GAY FRIENDLY AA
Gay friendly AA that meets every Friday, 7pm at the Christus Collegium.
Location: 714 S. 8th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
CONTACT: Ken Spencer
Phone: 406-599-3230

HAMILTON PFLAG
Mission: To promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families, and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Location: Hamilton, MT 59840
Work Phone: 406-363-7656

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT GROUP
Provides a safe place to talk for those living with HIV/AIDS.
CONTACT: AIDS Outreach
Phone: 406-551-1016

JAVA Q
A social gathering at the International Coffee Traders, at 7pm every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month while MSU is in session.
Location: 720 S. 10th Avenue in Bozeman, MT 59715
CONTACT: QSA  qsa-msu@googlegroups.com

PINK ESSENCE
Mission: Social support and outreach for transgender individuals and transgender safety awareness.
Location: Belgrade, MT, 59714
Website: www.pinkessence.com/group/Montana
Blog: www.pinkessence.com/profile/KyndraAlanisNevin

 

 

For a printable list of these resources, email diversityawareness@montana.edu.