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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.

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Boise State University Resources

Danielle Charters, Coordinator of Title IX 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 help form.
Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics
Riverfront Hall, Room 306
Room 306
(208) 426-1258

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. Visit the site below to learn more about policies and how to file a report.

Make a report

Health Services

Health Services provides individual and group counseling to Boise State students, staff and faculty.

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

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.

Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
(208) 426-4259
Gender Equity Center

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 West Cesar Chavez Ln
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 West University Dr. 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

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.

Boise State University Pride Alliance Discord Server

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.

Boise State University QSTEM Discord Server

Financial Aid

Discuss financial aid options.

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

Transgender Alliance

Advocates for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming students on campus.

Boise State University Transgender Alliance Discord Server

Communities for Adults

Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS (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 St, Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 424-7799
Alpha Idaho homepage

The Community Center

Monday and Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday CLOSED
Saturday 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm

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

Wassmuth Center for Human Rights

Offers programs pertaining to the education of the spiral of injustice.

777 South 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-0304
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights homepage

Communities for Youth

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. It meets every Sunday from 4 – 6 p.m. at The Community Center (TCC).

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


Boise State Counseling Services

See “Boise State University Resources” for additional details.

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

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 LGBT people navigate life and become the absolute best versions of themselves.

Piggott Counseling
(208) 506-3008

Dr. Misty Wall, PhD, MSSW, LCSW

LGBT Issues, Family Adjustment.

2825 S. Meridian Road, Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 297-9495
Dr. Wall and Associates homepage

Jennifer Lamb, LMFT

Specializes working with the LGBTQ community, particularly with trans, nonbinary and queer identified clients ages 12 and up.

(785) 491-1508
Jennifer Lamb Therapy homepage

Jen Moore, LPC, NCC, M.Coun.

Specializes 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.

Jen Moore Counseling & Consulting homepage

Kristine Kirsch, LPC, M.Coun.

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

Mardi Stacy, PhD, PLLC; Licensed Psychologist

Works with adults, teens and couples, seeking help with relationships, transitions and more.

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

Natasha Yaganeh, MS, LPC, NCC

Honors diversity and welcomes people from all ethnic, religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds. Poly and kink friendly.

(208) 718-1934
Evolve Counseling homepage

Crisis Support

Gender Equity Center

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

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Boise State Gender Equity Center
Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
(208) 426-4259
Gender Equity Center webpage

IYG National Hotline for LGBT Youth

Provides comprehensive information about national and local resources for LGBTQ teens.

1 (800) 347-TEEN

The Northwest Network

Information for LGBT survivors of abuse.

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

Idaho Crisis and Suicide

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

Call or text 988
Idaho Suicide Prevention website

Trans Lifeline

A crisis support hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

(877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline homepage

The Trevor Project

Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth.

Call: 1 (866) 488-7386
TrevorText: Text START to 678-678
The Trevor Project website


Dr. Ashley Davis, M.D.

Certified in Family Medicine Hormones and General Practice 30% discount on office visit and 10% discount on bloodwork for cash payments.

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

Dr. Daniel P. Flynn, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology St. Luke’s Children Endocrinology.

Open Monday – 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. Kelly Pennings, DO

Puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormone therapy for adults and adolescents.

St. Lukes Family Medicine and Pediatrics
4949 S Hillsdale Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 706-6400
St. Lukes Kelly Pennings webpage

Dr. Linsey Etherington, M.D.

FtM Breast Reconstruction.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
900 N Liberty St, Suite 101
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 302-2200
St. Alphonsus Reconstructive Surgery webpage

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 St
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 514-2500
Family Medicine Residency website

Dr. Jeff Pennings, M.D.

Specializes working with trans individuals.

Full Circle Health
215 E Hawaii Ave, #140
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 514-2500
Full Circle Health website

Planned Parenthood

Prescribes and monitors hormones, sliding scale services available.

Planned Parenthood Health Center of Meridian, ID
2112 E. Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
(800) 769-0045
Planned Parenthood Health Center of Meridian, ID webpage

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)

LGBT Rights, Voting Rights, and Transgender Document Rights. 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

Associated with the ACLU of Idaho. 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

Update name after a legal name change.

Idaho Driver’s License name change form

Legal Name Change

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

Court Assistance Office name change information webpage
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:

Current offerings include Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Identities, Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community, and Trans Identities. Request a presentation on the Gender Equity Center website.

(208) 426-4259
Gender Equity Center webpage

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.