Resources

Local Resources

 

406 Allies

406 Pride Allies is a support group on Facebook and an in-person support group for parents, siblings, and allies of LGBTQ+ persons. Request to join the private 406 Allies facebook page at 406 Allies (Invitation Page). 406 Allies is a resource for non-LGBTQ+ parents, siblings, and allies who are seeking ways to process the coming out of an LGBTQ+ loved one and to increase our capacity to support our LGBTQ+ loved ones.

406 Allies meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings each month at the 406 Pride Resource Center in Billings, MT, from 7-8:30 pm.

 

406 Pride Resource Center

The 406 Pride Resource Center is located at 310 N. 27th Street in the North/West corner of Billings First UCC. The Resource Center is a space for LGBTQ+ people and allies to find community resources; parenting support; a meeting space for LGBTQ+ organizations; and community and fellowship.

 

Montana Gender Alliance – Billings

The Montana Gender Alliance is a support and discussion group for individuals of gender diversity, their allies and supportive families. This is an open and accepting group for individuals of all ages.

This chapter meets on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm in Billings, MT.

https://www.mgabillings.org

https://www.facebook.com/mgabillings

(406) 272-2253 (phone)

 

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/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/primetimerssemt/

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

This 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

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)

It Gets Better Project

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