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LGBTQ+ Resources

WeARE is a LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Provider. Our medical professionals want to know about your sexual orientation and gender identity to provide the best care possible. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at WeARE-The Clinic first. We can answer questions and provide some healthcare services. Based on individual needs, we may refer our LGBTQ+ patients to other trusted resources listed below.


WeARE Support Groups

WeARE is now offering the following FREE and VIRTUAL support groups each month. The goal is to foster connection and community for trans, gender non-conforming, gender expansive, and questioning individuals of all ages, as well as their parents and guardians, across the Brainerd Lakes Area.

We need your feedback about our FREE and VIRTUAL monthly support groups. We want to make sure they work well for our community. Tell us what you think with this form! It is anonymous in hopes that you can be honest with us about your experiences, ideas, and feedback, but if you'd like to be contacted, there is a place to provide your email address. Thank you in advance for your time!

Healthcare Providers


Kristin Elliott, MD

WeARE - The Clinic

Phone: 218-454-1546

Alicia Prahm, MD

Essentia Health / Gynocology

Phone: 218-828-2880


Lori Guttierez, cNP

Essentia Health / Family Medicine / Women’s Health

Phone: 218-828-2880


CentraCare Sexual and Gender Medicine

Gender & Sexual Health Clinic

Phone: 320-654-3633

Minnesota Gender Affirming Hormone Providers for Kids and Adolescents


Family Tree

1919 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
Phone: 612-473-0800
Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormones

Health Partners - Park Nicollet Gender Services
2001 Blaisdell Ave S, Minneapolis
Phone: 952-993-2000
Gender affirming hormones for adolescents and adults

Hennepin Healthcare – Pediatric Gender and Sexual Health
715 South 8th Street, Minneapolis
Phone: 612-873-9360

Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormones

M Health Fairview Clinic – Smiley’s
2020 E 28th St, Minneapolis
Phone: 612-333-0770
Gender affirming hormones for adolescents and adults

North Memorial Health – Total Transgender Health
5615 Xerxes Ave N Brooklyn Center
Phone: 763-581-5630
Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormones

Children’s Minnesota – Gender Health
Children’s Specialty Center, Third floor, Suite 390, 2530 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis
Phone: 612-813-7950
Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormones


University of Minnesota – Gender Creative Children and Adolescents
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 180, Minneapolis
Phone: 612-625-1500
Puberty blockers and gender affirming hormones

Faith Support Services


Rev. Leslie Moughty
United Church of Christ (UCC)

415 Juniper Street, Brainerd MN 56401

Phone: 218-829-2528

Sexual Assault Advocates


Sexual Assault Services

24-hour Advocates Available - Free & Confidential

Phone: 218-828-0494 or (888) 458-0494


Relationship Safety Alliance

Phone: 218-828-1216 or 888-777-1248

Mental Health


Kimberly Dwinnell-Dillon MSW, LICSW

The Therapist

Phone: 218-454-3288

Support Groups & Advocates

Rainbow Road Support Groups

Meets at The Shop

Call for information at 218-454-2039


Brainerd Lakes Pride

Adam Bunte, ED - 320-360-6893


Rainbow Coalition at CLC

Advisor: Erin Wilmot -


Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)


Steve Fisher:

Janet Ortberg:

Rev. Leslie Moughty:

Parent/Guardian of Trans Gender/Gender Diverse Support Group

Call WeARE - The Clinic for more information

Phone: 218-454-1546

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