Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York - GLYS

Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York - GLYS Come visit us at our Drop-In-Center! We're open Monday, Wedneday, and Thursday from 2:30 to 6:00. Our trans youth and parent meetings are the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30.
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If you’ve been aching for a sense of calm and continuity these past few weeks, you’re not alone... and turning to the st...
05/10/2020
15 Queer TV Shows to Lift Your Spirits in Quarantine

If you’ve been aching for a sense of calm and continuity these past few weeks, you’re not alone... and turning to the stories and characters we love is a surefire way to lift your spirits without lifting a finger.” 🍿📺💓🌈

Yes, we're binging "Schitt's Creek" for the fifth time, leave us alone.

Need a little escape? Play our new LGBTQuarantine Digital Escape Room!! 🔍❓✨🏳️‍🌈
05/06/2020
LGBTQuarantine Digital Escape Room

Need a little escape? Play our new LGBTQuarantine Digital Escape Room!! 🔍❓✨🏳️‍🌈

This digital escape room was created by GLYS of WNY, an LGBTQ+ youth center in Buffalo, NY. GLYS is a nonprofit organization and does not own the rights to any of the media featured in this digital escape room except for the logo below. For more information about GLYS, please visit our website: http...

EXTENDED: Three PFLAG Buffalo-Niagara scholarships will be given this year, though the deadline has been EXTENDED! Appli...
04/29/2020
SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS | pflag-bflo

EXTENDED: Three PFLAG Buffalo-Niagara scholarships will be given this year, though the deadline has been EXTENDED! Applications must be received or postmarked by May 31st to be considered for the awards. Each award ( this year there are 3) is for $500.00 and will be deposited into the college accounts of the winners.
Health, strength, and hope to the Class of 2020! Apply below!

We accept scholarship applications late in the second semester so information is current and college acceptances have occurred.

“My advice for younger kids like me is that it’s going to be okay. Just be yourself. People will learn to like you the w...
04/25/2020
Gender Is Over

“My advice for younger kids like me is that it’s going to be okay. Just be yourself. People will learn to like you the way you are. You aren’t weird, you’re just different. And being different is awesome!” - 13 year old CJ 🦋💕✨🌈

My name is C.J. and I’m 13 years old. I am a member of the LGBTQ community. My gender identity is male and my gender expression is female. That means that I’m awesome. Just kidding. It means that I…

🚨DIGITAL RELEASE AND CONTEST ALERT!🚨 Our 2019 Youth Anthology, Shaping Our Future, is now available on our website! Than...
04/20/2020
Youth Anthology | GLYSWNY

🚨DIGITAL RELEASE AND CONTEST ALERT!🚨 Our 2019 Youth Anthology, Shaping Our Future, is now available on our website! Thank you to all of our youth who submitted your work, we are so proud of you! 🌟🌈
2020 COVER CONTEST: Design the cover of our 2020 Anthology! Click for contest rules! 🎨✍️📚📖

Throughout the year, GLYS works with a number of incredibly talented and artistic individuals.  We collect their works and bring them together in our annual anthology which we make available to the public.  This is not only expressive and cathartic for our young people, but also a joy for our comm...

Ever wonder what happens if you contact a crisis line? Have you ever NOT contacted a crisis line for fear of what might ...
04/19/2020
Here’s What Happens When You Call Or Text A Crisis Hotline

Ever wonder what happens if you contact a crisis line? Have you ever NOT contacted a crisis line for fear of what might happen? This article talks about what happens when you contact The Trevor Project, the Trans Lifeline, and Crisis Text Line 💓

Even when you have amazing friends or family members, reaching out for support when you're going through a tough time can feel impossible. Calling or texting free, confidential crisis hotlines can put you in contact with an empathetic listener who…

“I’m a positive and optimistic person and have hope for the future. We're going to come out of this hopefully stronger. ...
04/17/2020
Meet the Transgender Doctor Leading Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Response

“I’m a positive and optimistic person and have hope for the future. We're going to come out of this hopefully stronger. That we are hopefully banded together and don't have the different stigmas that separate us.” -Dr. Rachel Levine 🌟 🏳️‍⚧️

Dr. Rachel Levine discusses her work as the Keystone State's secretary of health.

04/17/2020

Thank you for the "anonymous" gift of $100 received today... We are still here for you!

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