ED Pride Dance 2008
Marvin L. Henchbarger, Executive Director
(she/her/hers pronouns, but singular they OK!)
(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

Mike Seitz

Mike Seitz, Drop-In Center Coordinator
(he/him/his pronouns)
In addition to coordinating
the Drop-In Center, Mike also
facilitates GSAs at BryLin, Baker Hall, the
Children’s Psychiatric Center in Amherst
and the Adolescent Psych Unit at the
Erie County Medical Center.


Danielle Currier, Monday Youth Mentor/Presenter
(she/her/hers pronouns)
Danielle grew up in Oswego, NY and attended the NYS College at Oswego.  Her drag persona, Vaughn Dyke, was voted Oswego’s “Mr. Lakeside” 2015-2016. Danielle is also
a workshop presenter.  She joined GLYS in October, 2016.








Khrys Jackson, Wednesday Youth Mentor (uses singular they pronouns)
Khrys identifies as genderqueer.

patti-jonesPatti Jones, Thursday Youth Mentor & Trans Parent Group Facilitator
(she/her/hers pronouns)
Patti is a co-founder of the WNY Spectrum Transgender Group.
She is a woman of trans experience.


Sue Tournour, Factotum (she/her/hers pronouns)

Kay Patterson, Trans Group Co-facilitator
(she/her/hers pronouns)
Kay now facilitate the monthly trans group that GLYS offers for parents of trans youth.
She is a retired therapist.

Bethany Robson, Referral Therapist [Jamestown]
(she/her/hers pronouns)
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
(he/him/his pronouns)
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 GSA at the WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca.

Aden_Cook_HS_Grad_PicAden Cook, Youth Mentor/Trans Educator
(he/him/his pronouns)
Aden, a is in a doctoral program at Medaille College and plans to with youth, with a focus on those  identifying as LGBT.  He is a man of trans experience.

Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, Youth Mentor
(she/her/hers pronouns)
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

Deb Nadolski, Youth In Care GSA Facilitator/Jamestown
(she/her/hers pronouns)
Deb co-facilitates the GSA at GA Family Services in Jamestown.
This group is open to youth in the surrounding community.Niko Anderson, Youth Mentor & Workshop Presenter
Niko Anderson, Youth Mentor & Presenter
(he/him/his pronouns)
Niko, currently a criminal justice major in college,
joined GLYS in December, 2016.
He is a man of trans experience.
Niko Anderson Staff
Sherry Robbins, Writer-in-ResidenceSherry Robbins
(she/her/hers pronouns)
Sherry  visits the Drop-In Center
as well as some of our GSAs
to encourage youth to write.
Sherry oversees our annual anthology.


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

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.