Resources

Local Resources

Rainbow Coffee House
The Rainbow Coffee House is a safe space and time every Thursday evening (during the school year and monthly during the summer) for High School Aged LGBTQ students to gather, drink coffee (or tea), eat snacks, and connect with community.

http://www.rainbowcoffeehouse.com

(406) 318-9747 (phone)
rainbowcoffeehouse@gmail.com (email)

Southeast Montana Prime Timers
Primetimers is a worldwide organization focused on bringing together mature gay and bisexual men for friendship, activities, support, and personal growth. The Southeast Montana Prime Timers group is located in Billings.

http://www.primetimersww.com/

(406) 698-1750 (phone)
wrdonges@msn.com (email)

TRANS*S
Trans Resource and Networking Support System (TRANS*S) is a group located in Billings aimed to educate about, build a community around, and offer support for the queer community. TRANS*S meets weekly on Sundays with each Sunday geared toward a different group: the 1st Sunday is for young adults (queer folks and allies), the 2nd Sunday is a mixed meeting (queer folks and allies), the 3rd Sunday is queer coffee (queer folks only), and the 4th is trans* exclusive. Please see their Facebook page for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/billingstranss/

(406) 272-6517 (phone)
billingstranss@gmail.com (email)

Regional Resources

The Pride Foundation
Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation that inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the Northwest.

https://www.pridefoundation.org

Western Montana Community Center – 127 N. Higgins Ave, Suite 202, Missoula, MT
The Western Montana Community Center, located in Missoula, fosters a welcoming space for community members from Western Montana and surrounding areas. They offer community events and free space and for LGBTQ individuals, groups, communities, and more to host one-time events or ongoing meetings focused on identity development and self-care, empowerment, leadership development, community engagement, and overall wellness. They strive to be Western Montana’s voice for the LGBTIQ community and allies.

http://www.gaymontana.org/

(406) 543-2224 (phone)
board@gaymontana.org (email)

National Resources

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

https://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html

1-888-843-4564 (toll free)

Trans Lifeline
The Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While their goal is to prevent self harm, they welcome the call of any transgender person in need. The Lifeline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Their volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Additionally, Their operators will only call emergency services with your expressed consent.

http://www.translifeline.org

(877) 565-8860 (US)
(877) 330-6366 (Canada)

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. In addition to a 24 hour 7 day a week phone number, The Trevor Project also offers chat and text crisis services during certain hours.

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

1-866-488-7386 (available 24/7)

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.

https://itgetsbetter.org