These Montanans have stepped forward with bravery and authenticity to challenge I-183. They come from all walks of life. They are mechanics and lawyers, college students and community organizers, parents and pastors. What unites them is an abiding love for the Big Sky State and a commitment that all Montanans are deserving of safety, dignity, and privacy.
For Acton Siebel, a small-engine mechanic who lives in Missoula and makes lamps and furniture on the side from reclaimed items, Montana is home.
Roberta “Bobbie” Zenker
Roberta “Bobbie” Zenker is a 59-year old Helena resident who works as an attorney for Disability Rights Montana. Since moving to Montana as a Jesuit Volunteer at St. Labre Indian School, Bobbie has been continuously working in public service for the people of Montana.
Elliott Hobaugh is a 19-year-old student at the University of Montana. Missoula and UM have become a second home for Elliott, who loves waking up to mountains outside his window.
Born and raised in Butte, Ezerae knew at a young age that she was transgender. Today, Ezerae is employed as an HIV early intervention specialist for the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department.
At age 15, Kasandra Reddington traveled the short distance from Shepherd, Montana to enroll in courses at MSU-Billings. She would go on to graduate with a degree in psychology and concentrations in biology and neuroscience. A self-described “traditional super-nerdy girl,” she plans to pursue a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Reverend Micah Hartung is a sixty-year old man who lives in Belt, Montana. After receiving a Master of Divinity, Micah moved to Great Falls in 1990 and became one of the founding members of the Metropolitan Community Church. After a lifetime of advocating for social justice and LGBTQI+ Montanans, Micah says, “I hope I live long enough to make a difference for trans people in this state."