ED Pride Dance 2008
Marvin L. Henchbarger, Executive Director
(She’s the one in the rainbow triangle dancing with the late Rev. Clara Gillies, a great friend to the LGBT community) is the GLYS liaison to WNY Gay Straight Alliances.
If your school has a GSA and you are not linked to GLYS, get in touch – we can support your group in a variety of ways.
(716) 855.0221 or

Mike Seitz, Drop-In Center Coordinator In addition to coordinating the Drop-In Center, Mike also facilitates GSAs at BryLin, Baker Hall and Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport.

Robin JordanRobin Jordan, Youth Mentor/Special Activities – Robin also oversees the Writing Center at Just Buffalo Literary Center, does workshops with some GSAs and much more for GLYS!


Sue Tournour, Factotum

Kay Patterson, Trans Group Co-facilitator
Kay and Youth Mentor Patti Jones facilitate our monthly trans group.  Kay is a therapist with Spectrum Human Services.  Kay will also be available for emergency situations that might arise with youth.

Bethany Robson, Referral Therapist [Jamestown]
Beth joined GLYS in early 2011 so that we have a contact for GLBTQ youth in the Jamestown area.  For a referral to Beth, please call Marvin at GLYS: (716) 855.0221.


Scott Ruppert, Youth Mentor
Scott is a Ph.D. student at Medaille College.
Scott not only fills in at the Center when needed, but he is a Youth In Care GSA Facilitator for GSAs at the WNY Children’s Psych Center Amherst Day School and at the ECMC Adolescent Psych Unit.

Aden_Cook_HS_Grad_PicAden Cook, Youth Mentor/Trans Educator
Aden is a May, 2014 graduate of the University at Buffalo and plans to be a psychologist working with youth, with a focus on those  identifying as LGBT.

Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, Youth Mentor
Lyndsey is a mother, wife, author, freelance
writer, graduate of Frontier High, a lesbian and much more!
Darcangelo Fam Pic 2Above:  Melissa (L), Maggie, Lyndsey

Jillian MillerYouth In Care GSA Facilitator  A long time Youth Mentor at the Center, Jillian is now facilitating th GSA at the WNY Children’s Psych Center in West Seneca.

Deb Nadolski, Youth In Care GSA Facilitator/Jamestown                                                                Deb co-facilitates the GSA at GA Family Services in Jamestown.  This group is open to youth in the surrounding community.
Lou Moran, our referral therapist from 2000 until May, 2013, when he left WNY for Colorado.  We will be leaving “Lou’s Page” up as his responses to questions often asked by LGBTQ youth are still pertinent.  If you need a therapist we are now referring youth the Children & Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS). . .or call GLYS for other the names of private therapists.