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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Support for Transgender Students

It can take a little extra effort to find fully qualified individuals who work with the complexities of transgender lives. Check with local or national LGBTQIA+ centers and organizations for referrals. Be sure to check these referrals out before deciding to fully engage in therapy. Also, interview potential counselors, and ask about their training on LGBTQIA+ issues and their experience with LGBTQIA+ clients.

For our most updated list, email us at for a list of trans-friendly resources in the Treasure Valley.

LGBTQIA+ Campus, Community and National Resource List

On Campus

  • The Gender Equity Center
    The Boise State Gender Equity Center Director, Terry Scraggins, is a primary contact for additional information or support (208) 426-4259.  The Gender Equity Center provides no cost, confidential support services for issues regarding identity, safety and academics. The Gender Equity Center is home to the Campus Clothing Closet. See a list of LGBTQIA+ definitions here.
  • Steven Nelson Emergency Fund
    The Steven Nelson Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to students who are experiencing a financial hardship related to coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQIA+) during their time at Boise State. Designed to help students move forward in their lives and academic career, grant awards, up to $1500, will be dispersed in two payments over the course of two consecutive semesters. You can find more information about the Steven Nelson Emergency Fund here.
  • Pride Alliance
    This student organization provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students at Boise State University to socialize with movie nights, games nights, etc. They also plan LGBTQIA+ events aimed at educating Boise State students, faculty and staff.
  • Transgender Alliance
    This student organization provides a safe space and support for Trans students at Boise State University and in the Idaho community.  They have regular meetings, fundraisers, clothing drives and other events.
  • QSTEM Club
    This student organization provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students pursuing STEM majors at Boise State University. While all majors are welcome to join the club, there is an emphasis in supporting LGTBQIA+ students in STEM majors. They plan regular meetings, fundraisers and other events on campus.
  • Boise State Counseling Center
    In the Norco Building (1529 Belmont Street); phone: (208) 426-1459. The counseling center will provide individual counseling to students regarding gender identity and sexual identity issues. In the past, they have held group sessions for LGBTQIA+ empowerment and Gender Identity and Sexual Identity Issues.

In the Community

  • A.L.P.H.A. (Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS) (208) 424-7799
    575 N. 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702
    ALPHA is committed to preventing the transmission of HIV and AIDS. They accomplish this through education, public awareness, testing, and providing support to infected and affected individuals.
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (208) 344-9750.
    P.O. Box 1897, Boise, ID  83701
    The ACLU is a non-profit organization that has long represented plaintiffs on matters of Constitutional and civil rights.
  • The Community Center (208) 336-3870
    1088 N. Orchard St., Boise, ID, 83706
    The Community Center’s mission is to provide an inviting and safe facility for the use of all LGBTQIA+ and allied community organizations and individuals.
  • Idaho Human Rights Education Center (208) 345-0304
    777 South 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702
    The Center’s Mission is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster our individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.
  • Tri-States Transgender Group (208) 368-8669
    P.O. Box 6691, Boise, ID 83707
    Tri-States is a group where trans people can come to share common experiences and socialize.  For information, contact Emilie at (208) 830-7253.

National Resources


  • IYG National Hotline for LGBT Youth (1-800-347-TEEN)
  • Trevor Helpline: Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth (866-488-7386,
  • Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (1-888-843-4564;
  • Gay and Lesbian Helpline (1-888-340-4528)