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Trans Friendly Resource Guide

This resource list is compiled by the Boise State University Gender Equity Center. Special thanks to students in Trans Alliance, Dianne Piggott and everyone else who has shared their positive experiences with providers in the community listed in this guide. Providers have volunteered to be listed or were recommended by students or their colleagues. This list is constantly under revision in order to stay relevant to a growing Boise community.

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Aesthetic Services

Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal

Ada West Dermatology

1618 S. Millennium Way
Suite 100
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 884-3376
Ada West Dermatology website

FtM Essentials

FtM Essentials provides many different gender-affirming products, including binders and packers.

FtM Essentials webpage

Kathy’s Wig Boutique

Kathy has worked with the trans-femme community for many years.

17 N. Orchard Street
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 376-2995
Kathy’s Wig Boutique Facebook
Kathy’s Wig Boutique webpage

Point of Pride

This organization offers many financial resources, such as funds for electrolysis, HRT and surgery. They are also able to provide free binders and shapewear.

Point of Pride webpage

Boise State University Resources

CARE Alert

File an anonymous report about someone affiliated with the college if you have any concerns about their well-being.

CARE form

Compliance Reporting Hotline

Boise State University is committed to conducting its affairs ethically and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as institutional policies. Select the following link to learn more about policies and how to file a report.

Make a report

Danielle Charters, Assistant Vice President for Title IX, Institutional Equity and Compliance

To file a report regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, which generally includes sexual harassment and sexual assault and may include dating violence, domestic violence and “bullying” on the basis of sex, gender or gender stereotypes, please see the Title IX policy and Title IX help form.

Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics
University Plaza
Suite 250
(208) 426-1750

Financial Aid

Discuss financial aid options.

Administration Building, Room 113
(208) 426-1664
Boise State Financial Aid webpage

Gender Equity Center

The Gender Equity Center offers a comfortable lounge space, educational events related to gender and sexual orientation, and confidential, no-cost support related to identity, relationships, academics and harassment, violence and life crises.

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
(208) 426-4259
Gender Equity Center homepage

Health Services

Boise State’s Health Services include counseling services in an individual or group setting for all Boise State students, staff and faculty.

Norco Building, 2nd Floor
(208) 426-1459
Boise State Counseling Services

Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life provides a vibrant residential experience that promotes learning, academic excellence and meaningful relationships. Gender inclusive housing is available in most locations.

1421 W. Cesar Chavez Lane
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 447-1001
Housing and Residence Life website

Human Resources

Employees can change their preferred name by logging on to the HR System (Peoplesoft). Select ‘Personal Information’ then ‘Names’. This will change the name on all university documents. Employees with a legal name change will need to provide an updated social security card and complete a Name Change Request form through the Human Resources office. Employees will need to contact OIT to change their email address.

2225 W. University Drive
Capital Village #3
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1616
Human Resources website

Information Desk

Students can receive a replacement Bronco ID card to update their chosen or legal name at no cost. Bring a valid ID with your name to the Information Desk in the Student Union Building.

Student Union Building, 1st Floor
(208) 426-4636

Office of Information Technology

Current Boise State employees must update their username, email address or display name on their desk phone through OIT Accounts. Students should change their information through OIT before approaching the Information Desk for a new Bronco ID card.

(208) 426-4357
Change Your Username

Office of the Registrar

Students that would like to update their legal or preferred name can submit a Student Name Update form to the Registrar. Students looking to update their gender in university systems will need to complete an Information Update Form and provide a valid driver’s license, passport with gender marker, immigration documents, birth certificate or certified copy of court records.

Administration Building, Room 110
(208) 426-4249
Student Name Update Form
Information Update Form

Pride Alliance

This student organization provides a safe space for students of all backgrounds. Pride Alliance is open to everyone. They offer social events such as movie nights, game nights and craft nights. Additionally, the Pride Alliance plans to create opportunities in education and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community. In order to officially become a member of the club, students must log into Engage with their Boise State email.

Boise State University Pride Alliance Discord Server
Pride Alliance Engage webpage

Queer STEM Club

The Queer STEM Club (QSTEM) seeks to connect LGBTQIA+ students across many different STEM disciplines in a safe and comfortable environment so that they may find community within their classes as well as in their future career fields. Their meetings range from small get togethers to community game night. In order to officially become a member of the club, students must log into Engage with their Boise State email.

Boise State University QSTEM Discord Server
QSTEM Engage webpage

Student Equity Center

Broncos come from all walks of life and Student Equity is here to help make sure every Bronco feels welcome, supported and celebrated.

Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
(208) 426-5950
Student Equity Center homepage

Transgender Alliance

Advocates for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming students on campus. In order to officially become a member of the club, students must log into Engage with their Boise State email.

Boise State University Transgender Alliance Discord Server
Transgender Alliance Engage webpage

Communities for Adults

Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS (A.L.P.H.A.)

a.l.p.h.a. provides low or no cost STI testing services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, and HIV.

Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
537 W. Bannock Street
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 424-7799
Alpha Idaho homepage

Boise/Treasure Valley Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG supports LGBT people, their families and friends locally and nationally by providing chapter help lines, support group meetings and resources.

(208) 918-2644
PFLAG Boise/Treasure Valley Facebook

The Community Center

The Community Center (TCC) facilitates and hosts different events and group meetings geared towards the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Monday and Wednesday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday CLOSED
Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

1088 N. Orchard Street
Boise, Idaho
(208) 336-3870
The Community Center homepage

Wassmuth Center for Human Rights

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights offers programs pertaining to the education of the spiral of injustice.

775 W. Fulton Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-0304
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights homepage

Communities for Youth

Boise Brick House

The Boise Brick House is a teen-run after-school center for students in high school. Students are able to build community, participate in crafts, engage in conversations surrounding mental health or simply relax after school.

704 N. 7th Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 907-1393


An organization in Nampa that aims to foster and support LGBTQIA+ youth.

CLUTCH homepage
CLUTCH Facebook page

The Community Center

See “Communities for Adults” for additional details.


A National Education Organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

GLSEN homepage
GLSEN Facebook

Youth Alliance for Diversity (YAD)

Open to LGBTQIA+ youth and allies ages 20 and under. They meet every Sunday from 4 – 6 p.m. at The Community Center (TCC).

1088 N. Orchard Street
Boise, ID 83705
Youth Alliance for Diversity Facebook


Boise State Counseling Services

See “Boise State University Resources” for additional details.

Dianne Piggott, LPC

As a trans woman herself, she knows how affirming it is to find a counselor who truly understands what it is like to struggle with identity issues. She is ready to help LGBTQIA+ individuals navigate life and become the absolute best versions of themselves.

Piggott Counseling
(208) 506-3008
Piggott Counseling webpage

Gabrielle Davis, LPC

Gabrielle is committed to creating an accessible and equitable counseling space for BIPOC and Queer/Trans Folks and areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, identity issues, coming out, transitioning, strengthening relationships, addressing barriers and oppression, increasing self esteem and confidence, support during times of changes and loss and finding balance in life and strength within yourself.

Equitable Counseling and Consulting
(208) 219-7729
Equitable Counseling webpage

Jennifer Lamb, LMFT

Jennifer specializes working with the LGBTQ community, particularly with trans, nonbinary and queer identified clients ages 12 and up. Only telehealth options are offered for Idaho clients.

(785) 491-1508
Jennifer Lamb Therapy homepage

Jen Moore, LPC, NCC, M.Coun.

Jen specializes in working with people across the lifespan who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer and/or allies (LGBTQ+); working with individuals, couples and families.

3350 Americana Terrace
Suite #210B
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 917-1131
Jen Moore Facebook

Jill Stewart, MA, LCPC, NCC

Jill specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, personal growth, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues,  gender identity and spirituality for adolescents and adults

1674 Hill Road
Suite #12
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 890-8366
Jill Stewart Counseling webpage

Julie Trana, LCPC

Julie practices in trauma-informed care with a feminist-theory influence. Julie specializes in complex trauma disorders, gender identity, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, anxiety and many more. Julie is trained in Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). 

100 W. Overland Road
Suite #201
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 917-3739
Julie Trana Counseling webpage

Kara Hudson

Kara is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.  Kara works with couples, teenagers and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Kara is bilingual.

Pathways of Idaho
204 S. 10th Avenue
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-2229
Pathways of Idaho Meet the Team

Kristine Kirsch, LPC, M.Coun.

Kristine provides individual counseling and transition group.

Kristine Kirsch Counseling & Consulting
3350 Americana Terrace
Suite #215
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 830-8658
Kristine Kirsch Counseling & Consulting Website

Dr. Mardi Stacy, PhD, PLLC; Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Stacy works with adults, teens and couples that are seeking help with relationships, transitions and more.

1718 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 424-8130
Mardi Stacy’s website

Dr. Misty Wall, PhD, MSSW, LCSW

Dr. Wall works with all ages and specializes in working through LGBTQIA+ issues, family adjustments, PTSD and other complex trauma disorders.

2825 S. Meridian Road
Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 297-9495
Dr. Wall biography webpage

Natasha Yaganeh, MS, LPC, NCC

Honors diversity and welcomes people from all ethnic, religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds. Poly and kink friendly. Only telehealth options are offered to Idaho clients. 

(208) 718-1934
Evolve Counseling homepage

Crisis Support

Find Help Idaho

A database filled with community resources and support across the state of Idaho.

Find Help Idaho homepage

Gender Equity Center

Licensed Master Social Workers can meet with students for support service meetings and provide referrals.

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
(208) 426-4259
Gender Equity Center webpage

Idaho Crisis and Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This lifeline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving and local resource referrals for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.

Lines Open 24/7
Call or text 988
Idaho Suicide Prevention website

IYG National Hotline for LGBT Youth

This hotline provides comprehensive information about national and local resources for LGBTQ+ teens.

1 (800) 347-TEEN

LGBT National Help Center

The LGBT National Help Center aims to provide peer support and various resources through different hotlines. They also provide an online peer-support chat.

Lines Open Monday-Friday 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LGBT National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743
LGBT National Senior Hotline: (888) 234-7243
LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline: (888) 688-5428
LGBT National Help Center Website

The Northwest Network

Information for LGBT survivors of abuse.

(206) 568-7777
The Northwest Network – Support for Survivors webpage

Trans Lifeline

A crisis support hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Spanish-speaking staff are available

Line Open 24/7
(877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline homepage

The Trevor Project

Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth.

Lines Open 24/7
Call: 1 (866) 488-7386
TrevorText: Text START to 678-678
The Trevor Project Crisis Services webpage


Dr. Anne Feighner, M.D.

OB/GYN, reproductive health care; bilingual (English and Spanish)

Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
100 E. Idaho Street
Suite #400
Boise, ID 83712
St. Luke’s Anne Feighner webpage

Dr. Ashley Davis, M.D.

Certified in family medicine, hormones and general practice; offers a 30% discount on office visit and a 10% discount on bloodwork for cash payments.

222 N. 2nd Street
Suite #204
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 429-9100
Davis Family Medicine website

Dr. Cara Sullivan, M.D.

Family medicine with interests in reproductive health care and gender-affirming medication; bilingual (English and Spanish)

300 S. 23rd Street
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 344-3512

Dr. Daniel P. Flynn, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Luke’s Children’s Endocrinology and Diabetes
305 E. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83712
(208) 381-7340
St. Lukes Daniel Flynn webpage

Dr. Jeff Pennings, M.D.

Specializes working with trans individuals.

Full Circle Health
215 E. Hawaii Avenue
Suite #140
Nampa, ID 83686
(208) 514-2529
Full Circle Health biography

Dr. Jessica Sallstrom, DO

Provides primary care, hormones, puberty blockers, PrEP, reproductive health care; bilingual (English and Spanish); sliding scale available

300 S. 23rd Street
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 344-3512

Dr. John Gofoth, DO


1072 N. Liberty Street
Suite #100
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 302-1200
Saint Alphonsus John Gofoth webpage

Dr. Joseph Neil Ragan, M.D.

Dr. Ragan specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. He has a special interest in serving the LGBTQIA+ community.

1001 N. 7th Avenue
Suite #135
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 425-2489
HealthWest list of providers

Dr. Kelly Pennings, DO

Hormones, puberty blockers, sliding scale available for cost of office visit and prescriptions (including hormones)

St. Lukes Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4949 S. Hillsdale Avenue
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 706-6400
St. Lukes Kelly Pennings webpage

Keri Johnson, FNP-C

Provides primary care, hormones, PrEP and PEP, reproductive health care and referrals for gender affirming surgeries; bilingual (English and Spanish); sliding scale available

Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
207 S. 1st Street
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-7869

Dr. Laura Tedrick, M.D., FACOG


Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive
Suite #229
Nampa, ID 83687
(208) 463-3138
Laura Tedrick Saltzer Health biography

Dr. Martha Wilson, M.D.

Specializes in reproductive health care

207 S. 1st Street
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-7869

Dr. Marvin Alviso, M.D.

Family medicine, hormones, puberty blockers, HIV-AIDS, Sliding scale available for cost of office visit and prescriptions (including hormones)

Full Circle Health
777 N. Raymond Street
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 514-2500
Family Medicine Residency biography

Dr. Tara Whitaker, M.D.

Family Medicine, hormones

St. Lukes Capital City Family Medicine
1520 W. State St
Suite #100
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 947-7700
St. Lukes Tara Whitaker webpage

Name Changes, Documents and Identity

American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU)

The ACLU provides information on LGBTQIA+ Rights, Voting Rights, and Transgender Document Rights. This is an excellent starting point if you feel you have been discriminated against.

PO Box 1897
Boise, ID 83701
(208) 344-9750
ACLU homepage

Fair is Fair Idaho

Fair is Fair Idaho is associated with the ACLU of Idaho. They provide information for name change and gender change in Idaho.

Idaho Birth Certificate Changes

People born in Idaho can apply to change the indicator of sex on their birth certificate to match their gender identity and can update the name on the birth certificate after a legal name change.

Idaho Health and Welfare gender change packet

Idaho Driver’s License Changes

The following infographic provides information on how to update a name on a driver’s license after a legal name change.

Idaho Driver’s License name change form

Legal Name Change

Visit the following websites to learn how to change your name in the state of Idaho.

Idaho Legal Aid Services name change self help forms

Name Change with Boise State Registrar Office

See Boise State University Resources.

Support and Education for Allies, Friends, Family, School Administrators

Boise State University Gender Equity Center LGBTQIA+ Presentations:

The Gender Equity Center’s current offerings include Introduction to LGBTQIA+ IdentitiesSupporting the LGBTQIA+ Community and Trans Identities. Those interested can request a presentation on the Gender Equity Center website.

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Student Union Building, 2nd Floor

(208) 426-4259
Gender Equity Center webpage

TransYouth Family Allies

TransYouth Family Allies provides education and resources to develop supportive environments for trans, gender variant or gender questioning youth.

(888) 462-8932
TransYouth Family Allies homepage

Treasure Valley PFLAG

See Communities for Adults.