Advocacy/Activism

Outreach/Awareness

Sexual Health

Health

Social

Support Group/Network

 

Advocacy/Activism

ACLU of Montana
Mission: Defending the civil liberties of all Montanans.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-443-8590
Website: www.aclumontana.org

Fair is Fair Montana
Mission: Fair is Fair Montana is working to create a domestic partnership in Montana to protect couples and families with basic relationship rights.
Location: P.O Box 1317, Helena MT, 59624
Phone: (406) 443-8590
Email: aclu@aclumontana.org
Website: Fair is Fair Montana

Forward Montana
Mission: Forward Montana, which began as a small group of college students, is now the leading voice for young people in Montana. They say, "We are building opportunities for our generation to have a loud and clear voice on the issues we care about."
500 N. Higgins Ave. Suite 103, Missoula, MT, 59802
Phone: (406) 672-8004
Email: kiah@forwardmontana.org
Website: forwardmontana.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

Gender Expansion Project/Montana Gender Alliance
Mission: The Gender Expansion Project's mission is to promote gender inclusive education and awareness surrounding transgender, transsexual, intersex and gender diverse people through evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public and private policy and respect in transgender health and wellbeing. The Montana Gender Alliance, a cornerstone of the Gender Expansion Project community outreach programs, is a collective network of individuals of gender diversity, their families, and their allies.
Location: 127 N. Higgins, Suite 202, Missoula, MT 59801 
Phone: 406-848-1220 
Website: http://genderexpansionproject.org/montana-gender-alliance/ 

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: http://mcadsv.com/about/

Montana Department of Public Health & Human
Services - HIV/STD Prevention Programs
Mission: MT DPHHS HIV/STD Prevention Programs
Location: Helena, MT 59620
Work Phone: 406-444-3130
Website: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/hivstd/

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
Website: http://mtequalitynow.wordpress.com/

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


 

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
Work Phone: 406-451-5718
Website: http://www.aidsoutreachmt.org/

Bridgercare
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 
Work Phone: 406-587-0681
Website: http://www.bridgercare.org/

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
Mission: To provide sensitive, appropriate, and comprehensive health messages and interventions aimed at improving the overall health of gay and bisexual men in Montana
Website: http://www.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: http://www.ncbimissoula.org/

PRIDE FOUNDATION - MONTANA
Mission: Pride Foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.
P.O. Box 7456, Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: (406) 546-7017
Email: kim@pridefoundation.org
Website: pridefoundation.org


 

Sexual Health

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: http://www.mtgayhealth.org/resources/

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


 

Health

THE RURAL TRANSGENDER WELLNESS PROJECT
The board is comprised of transgender people and allies who are dedicated to increasing the well-being of transgender individuals living in rural areas through education, research, and social change. Each board member has been involved in transgender support, activism and advocacy on an individual basis before being brought into this project. We have been volunteers, educators, organizers, campaigners, and providers of care on many different fronts. Now we want to further expand the collective knowledge base through in depth research of the factors that both support and challenge the well-being of transgender people in rural and under served areas.
Phone: (406)579-9554 
Email: kyndra_n@yahoo.com
Website: http://rtwp.org/ 

 

Social

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: Butte, MT 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Montana-Pride-Network/213190318783353?fref=photo

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: 127 N. Higgins Ave, Suite 202, Missoula, MT 59802
Work Phone: 406-543-2224
Website: www.gaymontana.org


 

Support Group/Network

GALLATIN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Gallatin Mental Health Center works with insurance and works with a sliding-fee scale.
Location: 699 Farmhouse Lane, Bozeman, MT
Phone: 406-556-6500
Website: http://www.gallatinmentalhealth.org/ 

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
Website: http://pflaghamiltonbitterroot.org/

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT GROUP
Provides a safe place to talk for those living with HIV/AIDS. 
CONTACT: AIDS Outreach 
Phone: 406-360-6796
Email: info@AIDSOutreachMT.org

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.