GLYS offers a variety of opportunities & services
for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender & questioning
youth and their friends,
ages 14-21.

If you have questions,
contact us at 716.855.0221

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Tuesday, October 11th, was National Coming Out Day
and this is part of a post by Senate candidate Amber Small:
Dear Friends,
Today is National Coming Out Day and for many people, this may seem like just another day. However, for many it is quite the opposite. This day encourages people in the LGBTQ community to be true to themselves in a society which for years alienated them for that very same reason. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, transgender or bisexual, the love we want to share with others is something to take pride in, never to hide.

Coming out is about more than love; it’s about bravery and courage. The LGBTQ community has always demonstrated love, support and encouragement for those who need it, and I admire those traits. I will always be an ally to the LGBTQ community so we can further that positivity together. You deserve a senator who isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right and I can assure you, I will always be that person. I promise you that I will represent and fight for all of us in Albany, regardless of who they are or who they love.

Always be proud of who you are. You deserve happiness. You deserve love. You deserve being able to share that love with whoever you want. Embrace your identity. And above all, love yourself, that is what is most important.

Your Friend, Amber A. Small


“You don’t have to keep up,
you just have to keep open.”Anna 3
Anna Madrigal, transgender character
in the books and TV series
Tales of the City

Think books for GLBTQ Youth
are not important?

Check this out. . . . 
(click the dots)

Coming Up @ The Drop-In Center

Parade-Trans-Fams-2016-2-e1465761774196-133x300Trans Groups 2016
2016 Trans Gp Flier
Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 6:00 p.m.
(a group for trans youth;
a group
parents/ guardians
of trans youth)

DIC OPEN Mon/Wed/Thu 2:30-7:30
Never been to the Center?!
Tour w/ Coordinator Mike Seitz:

A young Muslim. comes out . . .
watch his amazing video!

The GSAs/Clubs that attended the
2016 Conferences!


Feeling Suicidal?
Call 1.866.488.7386

The Trevor Project Hotline
a 24/7 suicide hotline for GLBTQI youth