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Montana Businesses and Organizations Oppose Anti-LGBTQ legislation

When legislators in the 2021 Montana Legislature launched a series of bills attacking the basic rights of LGBTQ people, Montanans responded. About 300 businesses and organizations signed onto a statement telling these legislators that these bills were bad for hardworking Montanans and bad for business.

Here’s the list of all of the businesses and organizations that signed! They are listed in alphabetical order by city, and you’ll find businesses in our lovely smaller towns under the “Rural” heading.

The statement they signed is located at the end of this list. Thank you to the Free and Fair Coalition for their work on this list!

CORPORATE

American Airlines

Molson Coors Beverage Company

BILLINGS

406 Race Series

AD Astra Air Duct Cleaning

Angela Matta, LCSW, LAC, PC

Canopy Behavioral Health, PLLC

DerB Designs

Fireweed Creative

Kinesi Coaching Studios

Louis Habeck Construction

Montana Endeavors

Nerd Rager

New Vision Software

Pita Pit

Planned Parenthood of Montana

Q360 Health

Resolute Health and Wellness

Russ Plath Law LLC

Samantha M French Arts

Teresa Kennedy Counseling And Consulting, PLLC

Transformative Counseling LLC

Visionary Counseling

Zest Billings LLC

BOZEMAN

2 Fat Guys Spirits

Aether Tattoo

AlterCycles

Arete Builders

A New Hope Psychotherapy PLLC

Better Angels LLC

Bird Dog Strategies

The Bountiful Table

Bridger Brewing

Bridgercare

Broadside Productions

Broken Ground

Bruca LLC

Calliope Flowers

Classic Clean Inc.

commonFont, LLC

Cottonwood Enterprises, Inc.

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center

D Gregory Smith, MA LCPC

Design 5

Downtown Bozeman Partnership

DTLP Inc. / SHINE Beer Sanctuary

Egzact Electrolysis Center

Erotique

Experiencing Change LLC

Faultline Strategies

Fresco Cafe

Good Trip Adventures

Haven

Heather White Strategies LLC

Hive and Hamlet Inc.

Hopa Mountain

JG Research and Evaluation

Karen Lundgren LLC

Kestrel Aerial Services, Inc.

Lang Studios, LLC

Last Best Comedy

The Lazy Enuf

Lehrkind Mansion Bed And Breakfast

Leslie Trumble, PsyD, LLC

Lotus Effects, LLC

Love | Schack Architecture, PC

Madysen Rose Designs

Magnite, Inc.

Metta Counseling Services, LLC

Mountain Air Dance

Movie Lovers Inc

The Montana Racial Equity Project

Montana Science Center

Mountain Air Dance

Mr. Paper Caper

Nick Hill Films

Nine Worlds LLC

Oasis Organics

Open Routes Counseling

Paulie’s Market and Deli

Priscilla Foster Handmade LLC

Que Ver, LLC

Red Chair Retreat AirBnB

Sacred Images Tattoo and Piercing

Scarson Photography

Schenk Construction Inc.

SHÈN

Slanted Creative Co.

Slow Drift River Shuttles

Smith River Therapy

Sun Snow Creative

Tadpull

Three Rivers Defense

Timberline to Coastline

Transitions Counseling

Velvet Studio

Verge Theater

Vibliome Therapeutics

Vibrant Life Therapy, LLC

Village Green Preservation

weas design.

Wellness Well Made

Wordal Law PLLC

XY Planning Network

Yellowstone Wellness

YGP LLC

BUTTE

Copper Physical Therapy

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Long Haul Goods

Marching Order LLC

Shelly Clark Music Studio

Taco Del Sol

Woodie’s Rescues

The Write Exposure

 

FLATHEAD VALLEY

Bigfork

Ned Cooney, Facilitator/Consultant, Echo Ventures Inc.


Columbia Falls

Backslope Brewing

Greg Schatz Builder

Montana Woman Magazine

Odd Fellows Coffee House 

Snowy Owl Therapeutic Services


Kalispell

Carrie Thiel Counseling

Columbia Falls United Methodist Church

Flathead Farmworks

Handle Brews

Glacier Queer Alliance

Kalispell Brewing Company

Megan Keenan Counseling

Mission Mountain Wholesale

Randall Woodworking

Sane Solutions by Dru

Soul Nutrition, LLC

Whitefish

Clearwater Counseling Services, LLC

Explore Whitefish (Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Garden Wall Inn

HandWorks

Harbor Mountain Properties

LJ Communications, Inc

Love Lives Here in the Flathead

Mazur & Mazur, LLC

Montana Coffee Traders

Nelson’s Ace Hardware

Riverhome Psychological Services, PLLC

Thrive Inc.

The Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery

GREAT FALLS

Add-A-Tudez

Belles and Lace Bridal

Bighorn Outdoor Specialists

Bridge Solutions, LLC

Dia Desserts

Electric City Creative

Fireweed Creative

Graybill Law Firm, PC

Residential Appraisal Service of Montana, LLC

REP Space

Shirley J. Cayko, LCSW

Sirens and Dappers Clothing Shoppe

HELENA

1+1=1 Gallery

Ann Truesdell, Independent consultant 

The Art Space

Aspen Law PLLC

Auxilyum Technologies, Inc

Blackfoot River Brewing Co.

Blue Feather Chiropractic

Blue Heron Design

Chasers of the Light

Cotton-Top Pastries

Emily Tosoni, Arbonne Independent Consultant

FUNKY TRUNK

General Mercantile

Grandstreet Theatre

Greenbriar Psychotherapy

Gulch Distillers

The Hawthorn

Helena Community Yoga

Illumination Interior Design

Jenny Buchman, Cosmetologist

Little Fox Learning Center

Loft Yoga Helena

Montago Coffee

Montana Book Company

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Montana Human Rights Network

The Montana Post

The Myrna Loy

Nerd Central

The Painted Pot

Quality Plus Home Services

Queen City Framing & Art Supplies

Randall Fuhrmann Counseling and Therapy

RentHelena.com

Rock Wren Jewelry

Signs Now Helena

The Sovereign Health Project

Stevens Real Estate Group

Sunflower Bakery

Ten Mile Creek Brewery

Treasure State Internet

White Wolf Enterprises, LLC

LIVINGSTON

ASPEN – Abuse Support & Prevention Education Network

Blue Desk Art LC

Dunlap Rehabilitation Services

Fireside Productions Inc.

The Frame Garden

The Kitchen Shop

Montana Aquatic Resources Services

Montana Farrier Supply

studioryker

Wheatgrass Books & Gifts

MISSOULA

ACLU of Montana

Associated Students of the University of Montana

Banana Belt RealtyThe Clay Studio of Missoula

Bathing Beauties Beads

Beefcake Swimwear

Betty’s Divine

Big Dipper Ice Cream

Big Sky Herbals & Edibles

Black Coffee Roasting Co.

Bridge Pizza

Burns St. Bistro

The Catalyst Cafe

ClassPass

The Clay Studio of Missoula

Cedar Creek Integrated Health

Central House Strategies

Charley Macorn

Clyde Coffee

Community Forward Consulting

Complexly

Dandelion and Pine

Darrow Law PLLC

Design to Print

Detour

Driscoll Hathaway Law Group

Ear Candy Music 2

Ellie Hill Smith, Law Offices

EmpowerMT

Erica Sandiland, LCSW, LLC

FABshed

Fact & Fiction Books

First United Methodist Church

Flaherty Consulting

Flaherty Financial Services

Garden City Harvest

GILD

Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission

Glacier Ice Rink

Golden Yolk Griddle

Imagine Nation Brewing

Ink Realty Group

Inner Roads Inc.

International Wildlife Film Festival

KBGA College Radio

Kevin Hilton

LAB Industries

Liquid Planet

Lyn’s Bookkeeping & Payroll Service

M-80 Chicken

MCAT TV

Mamalode

Meera Graham Art and Coaching

Missoula Bicycle Works

Missoula First United Methodist Church / Faith and Justice Group

Missoula First United Methodist Church / Mission & Outreach 

Missoula Food Bank & Community Center

Missoula Pediatric Associates

Missoula Therapy, PLLC

Missoulian

Montana Clay Creations

Montana Women Vote

MT Child Care Resource & Referral Network

North-Missoula Community Development Corporation

Oneshi Press

Painting with a Twist

Plantasia LLC

Poteet Construction

Poverello Center

Project Veterinary Clinic

Rattlesnake Construction and Investments

Ries Law Group, PC

Rio Chantel Photography

Ronald E. Barker, LCSW, MAC, SAP

The Roxy Theater

ShowRoom Missoula

Small Time Shirt

Submittable

Starhitch

Sunrise Movement Montana

Three Bales Home Supply

TransVisible Montana

Tuning Fork Creative LLC

United Church of Christ Missoula

Western Cultural, Inc.

Wildfire Ceramic Studio

Women’s Resource Center

Rural

A Buck or $2.00, Cut Bank

Antler Pub and Grill, Gardiner

Bellwether Jewelry, Babb

Blue Line Plumbing LLC, Manhattan 

Boulder Creek Packs, Corvallis

Bozeman Supportive Counseling, PLLC, Gallatin Gateway

Carole Paredes, LCPC, PLLC, Hamilton

Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton

County Rail Farm / Field Five Flowers, Huson

Follow Yer’ Nose BBQ, Emigrant

Fuze Electric, Ronan

Glacier Distilling Company, Coram

Griffith Steel, Baker

GRM Consulting, Darby

Hardin Chevrolet, Hardin

H bar N Craftworks, Wisdom

Hope’s Artisan Foods, Red Lodge

Indigikitchen, Babb

Innsjoen Enterprises, LLP, Somers

Iridium Learning & Consulting, Red Lodge

Little Pipestone Ranch Soap Co., Whitehall

Montana Air Studio, Florence

Montana Press Monthly

Open Doors Education and Consulting LLC, Belgrade

Overland Cruisers, Belgrade

Pistol Creek Ranch, St. Ignatius

Pom Italian Eatery, Red Lodge

Red Ants Pants, White Sulfur Springs

Ripples Unlimited, Belgrade

Sagebrush Woodcrafts, Roundup

Silent T Construction, Belgrade

SmartBooks, Polson

Thunder Cloud Images, Gallatin Gateway

Tongue River Winery, Miles City

Tree Hugger Soap Co., Dillon

Waxwing Psychotherapy, LLP, Polson

Wildflour Bakery, Emigrant

Whitehall Geogroup, inc., Whitehall

Vintage Apothecary, Bridger

 

Montana Business Leader Letter Opposing Anti-LGBTQ Bills: Full Text

To the Members of the Montana State Legislature,

The companies and organizations joining this statement are committed to serving Montana by creating jobs, serving customers, and providing key services in this great state. Laws that encourage discrimination or prevent any residents, including our families and employees, from accessing medical care or fully participating in daily life as their true, authentic selves harms our ability to do business. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion in our businesses, and we want our elected leaders to reflect that commitment as well. We’ve established the core values of fairness, equal treatment, opportunity, and inclusive business practices because they lead to more productive and engaged employees, increased customer satisfaction, and financial performance, but also because it’s the right thing to do.

We are deeply concerned by the bills in the Montana Legislature that target LGBTQ individuals – specifically transgender youth – for exclusion or differential treatment. This slate of bills include HB 112, HB 427, SB 215, and SB 280. They are measures that would ban access to best practice medical care for transgender people, parental rights, social and family services, student sports, or access to public facilities and encourage discrimination. These bills unnecessarily single out already marginalized groups for more mistreatment, harassment, and discrimination. No government should authorize discrimination against members of any community.

As businesses and organizations that support equality for all, we’ve done our part to make sure that our employees
will be protected at work. But these bills would harm our team members and their families as they navigate daily life and utilize services and opportunities that should be available for everyone.We know that these laws make it difficult for us to recruit the most qualified candidates for jobs and place substantial burdens on the families of our employees. Legislation promoting discrimination directly affects our businesses, whether or not it occurs in the workplace.

We are decision makers who make crucial, complex decisions about where we invest and grow our organizations. We do business in Montana for several reasons, but for many of us, it comes down to this: we love this state. We choose to live and work here, and we want to keep providing good-paying jobs and opportunities to the wonderful people who also live here. However, we will not compromise our values and stay silent regarding legislation that will negatively impact our employees, our customers, our competitiveness, and our communities.

We call on public leaders in business and elected office to oppose discriminatory legislation and ensure fairness and safety for all Montanans. As job creators who are constantly taking the pulse of economic viability of our state, we reject legislation that stifles opportunity and optimal financial growth by telling some people that they don’t belong here as their full, talented selves.

Thank you.

Sincerely,