LOCAL RESOURCES

From Jobs and Healthcare to Dogsitters and Yoga, Eastern Sierra Pride provides our LGBTQIA+ community with a curated list of needed and helpful services in Inyo and Mono counties.

Healthcare

Eastern Sierra Pride is working hard to establish LGBTQIA2SP+ healthcare access in the Eastern Sierra. We will keep this site updated with clinics, testing sites, and behavioral health resources, as well as with trusted providers.

Dayna Stimson, NP at Valley Health Team in Bishop. Services include: Primary care, transgender health care, STI/HIV testing, cancer screenings, COVID testing, routine vaccination, and more. Valley Health Team offers free and low cost services, including sliding scale payments for those who qualify. Services are offered in English and Spanish. Walk-in appointments are available daily.

Inyo County Public Health Department
The Inyo County Public Health Department is LGBTQIA2SP+ friendly and provides free and low cost services (for qualifying patients). Located in Bishop CA, Inyo County Public Health performs outreach throughout Inyo County (Tecopa-Bishop) and can set up in-office, phone, or home appointments when necessary/possible. 

Walk in Clinics: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm (No appointment needed)

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV testing (clinic hours only)
  • ADAP HIV  Medication Treatment Enrollment and Ryan White HIV Medical Case Management/Referrals (Clinic hours or call any time)
  • Flu, COVID-19, TDAP, and other vaccinations (clinic hours only)

Address: Inyo County HHS Public Health
1360 N Main Street Suite 203-C , Bishop CA 93514
Phone: 760-873-7868
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Mono County Public Health Department is LGBTQIA2SP+ friendly and provides free and low cost services such as immunizations, TB assessments, HIV/STI testing, COVID testing and vaccination, and more. Located in Mammoth Lakes, Mono County Public Health does outreach throughout Mono County and can set up clinical home appointments for anyone who doesn’t have transportation access to Mammoth.
 

Rural Health Clinic in Bishop

Rural Health Clinic in Lone Pine

Toiyabe Indian Health Project

Mammoth Hospital

 

Jobs/Professional Development

Cerro Coso Community College

Job Spot

Sierra Employment Services

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.

Queer environmentalist Pattie Gonia has created a public spreadsheet for LGBTQIA2SP+ people looking to work in outdoor and environmental fields. Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for applicants, this spreadsheet is a fantastic resource to help get LGBTQIA2SP+ people hired!

 

College Student Guide

Choosing the right school is vital for every college bound student, but it can be more challenging for those who identify as LGBTQIA2SP+. In addition to many obstacles that all students face, it is important that LGBTQIA2SP+ students also consider whether the institution has LGBTQIA2SP+ inclusive policies, programs, and practices to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Our new guide provides prospective students and their families with tools to identify the right schools, an overview of common challenges, tips for applying, and details on the federal laws that protect LGBTQIA2SP+ students.

You can view our guide here: https://www.intelligent.com/lgbtq-online-college-student-guide/

 

Family Resources

Looking for general information about LGBTQIA+ issues for yourself or a family member or friend?  PFLAG has a terrific page of links, videos and further reading for LGBTQIA+ individuals, family members, and allies.  Resources include a glossary of terms, what to do when someone comes out, resources for people of faith, and more.
 
My child asked me about the Rainbow Pride Flag.  Where can I find out how to explain it to them?  Parade Magazine’s online site has this post about the original Pride Flag of 1978 as well as explanations of numerous iterations that have been created since then.
 

Book Club

Searching for books on LGBTQ+ topics?  Here are some materials available for use at or checkout from Mono County Libraries:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LGBTQIA2SP+ friendly businesses!

Mountain Rambler Brewery
https://www.mountainramblerbrewery.com

Locally known as “The Rambler,” this business has welcomed our twice monthly meetups with open arms. The beer is award winning and the food is off the hook!

Tera Kaia
https://www.terakaia.com

Tera Kaia is a grassroots women owned and operated company based out of the Eastern Sierra. TK makes Basewear: comfortable and technical under layers for outdoor adventure. Designed by women, for anyone who wears a bra. Their mission is to redefine the way clothes fit and function so you can get outdoors and be your outside self. Stop by the store at the corner of E. Line and Main St. to get the perfect fit.

Tera Kaia also donates their time to Eastern Sierra Pride to manage our online store sales, and shipping our t-shirts, stickers and buttons across the US and Canada! 

Spellbinder Books
https://etelos.org/spellbinder

You can buy an Eastern Sierra Pride t-shirt or sticker here and browse a wonderful and comprehensive selection of books. They also do special orders! Our book club orders through Spellbinder.

Pupfish Café
https://www.pupfishcafe.com

This is not only a welcoming LGBTQIA2SP+ hang out space, but you’ll also find folks having important meetings regarding social justice or the environment. It is attached to Spellbinder, so naturally there is a literary flow to the place. Even better, the food is delicious and the service is wonderful! Pupfish features locally roasted Black Sheep Coffee.

The Rolling Chef 395
https://www.facebook.com/therollingchef395

The Rolling Chef 395 is an amazing food truck serving a new concept of fresh and delicious comfort food – with a combination of Latin and Central American flavors. Owners Claudia and Ismael are wonderful, friendly people who are always trying to support the wellbeing of our area in any way they can. Be sure to visit them at the pride event on June 5th!

Piñon Pizza
https://www.instagram.com/pinon_pizza

Piñon Pizza makes the best pizza this side of the Sierra Crest, hands down! Be sure to pick up a slice at the pride event on June 5th They can also be found at other locations. Follow them at piñon_pizza on Instagram for dates and details.

C5 Studios Community Arts Center
https://www.c5studios.org

Not only does C5 have fabulous art openings, classes, and open mic nights, they also have a terrific gift shop with items created by local crafters and artists. Another location where you can pick up one of our Eastern Sierra Pride t-shirts or stickers!

Luxe Salon
https://www.luxesalonbishop.com

Queer owned and operated, this hair salon/barber shop is known to be a friendly place to attend to your locks and other grooming needs.

Indy Coffee Roasting Company
https://www.indyroasting.com

When Gunner is not barbering at Luxe, she is roasting coffee (that can be purchased locally) or hosting Coffee Church on Sundays from 8am to noon.

Grocery Outlet
https://www.groceryoutlet.com/circulars/storeid/349

Sarah and Dennis (the owners of Grocery Outlet) are strong allies to our community and have equitable hiring practices. A great place to spend your LGBTQIA2SP+ dollars!

Laws Museum
www.lawsmuseum.org

Laws Museum was one of the first businesses to ask to be listed on our website as an LGBTQIA2SP+ friendly space! That means a lot to us. Laws  is such a fixture of pride and history in our community that it feels good to be welcomed and respected there. It is a beautiful outing, and has something for everybody!

 
Glam plug is a full-service specialty salon offering UV tanning, custom airbrush tanning, micro blading, henna brow tinting, and carries top-notch skin care products and eyelashes! Heather, the proprietress is a wonderful ally, and if you are a trans woman in need of goodies and guidance, hit Heather up!
 
LGBTQIA+ Wedding Ceremonies
www.rabbijessicamarshall.com/weddings
 
Rabbi Jessica K. Marshall is honored to officiate LGBTQIA2SP+ wedding ceremonies. The ceremony is largely identical to other weddings, with language changes as appropriate. Rabbi Marshall helps you create a ceremony that reflects your values as a couple. She is also a proud member of the LGBTQIA2SP+ community.
 

Coons Gallery
https://www.coonsgallery.com/

This amazing gallery has been in the same storied place on North Sierra Highway since 1945 – in the face of earthquakes, fire, floods, an historic pandemic, and Caltrans’ future road widening. Owned by award-winning artist, Wynne Benti, the Gallery also features the stunning art of Robert Clunie and Richard Coons. Wynne has long been a great ally of our community!

Spotted Dog Press 
https://www.spotteddogpress.com/

Founded in 1995 by Wynne Benti, Spotted Dog Press publishes a select catalog of local and regional outdoor books focusing on hiking, climbing, and outdoor exploration. In 2002, the press also released its hardcover edition of Ansel Adams’ out-of-print book, Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese Americans, originally published in 1944 and chronicling the unjust incarceration of some 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry. Wynne is an advocate for justice and a great ally of our community.

Magick Nature
 
Magick Nature is your neighborhood ‘good vibes’ shop! We specialize in unique & meaningful gifts, metaphysical supplies, and eco-friendly & holistic items to support your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. In addition to being a fun store to shop at, it is a relaxing and welcoming space for all. Many people stop in just to soak up the positive energy. As an Ally, I want the LGBTQ+ community to know that my store is a safe haven for all, especially our youth.

Mono Arts Council
https://www.monoarts.org/

MAC provides visual and performing arts education for K-12 students in school, after school, and during the summer.  We ensure every student in Mono County has access to this VITAL part of their education. Arts education increases test scores and attendance. Making art supports good mental health and provides opportunities for social-emotional learning. Our adult programs, including Art & Wine, the gallery, and the Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th Festival help us raise money and awareness for arts education and give local artists a place to showcase their talents.

The Booky Joint
https://www.visitmammoth.com/shopping/booky-joint/

The Booky Joint has the best fiction and nonfiction, local interest, children’s books and toys, art supplies, puzzles, gifts, games, lego collection, cards, and magazines. We have been independent and locally owned since we first opened in 1978. Stop in to browse and enjoy our lovely setting! We are located in the Minaret Village Mall next to the movie theatres. 

 

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