GLYS of WNY, Inc. offers a variety of opportunities & services
for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender & questioning
youth and their friends,
ages 5-21.

If you have questions,
contact us at 716.855.0221

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GLYS Office hours


Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Call or stop by!

July 01, 2020

GLYS' LGBTQ+ Senior Project

GLYS wanted to do something special for the LGBTQ+ youth graduating from the Class of 2020 so we gathered some people who wanted to say congratulations! 

June 24, 2020

Diversity Prom 2020

GLYS is hosting our first ever VIRTUAL Diversity Prom on Friday, August 21st from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! This virtual prom will be hosted via zoom. Music and performances will be provided by members of the Imperial Court of Buffalo! For more information click on the button below! We can't wait to celebrate with you!

June 24, 2020

GLYS + Just Buffalo Writing Center Workshops

GLYS has started a partnership with the Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC) and will be doing the writing workshops, focusing on queer and trans authors, once a month during our virtual Drop-In Center (DIC) hours! For information on DIC hours please refer to the master calendar at the bottom of our homepage or email our DIC Coordinator, Galina Swords, at For more information on the Just Buffalo Writing Center please visit their website: 

June 03, 2020

Phase 2 Office Hours

GLYS is opening its office to the public for limited hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is still best to call to find out the best way to handle your needs 716.855.0221. Please be prepared to answer questions about your health, wear a mask and adhere to CDC social distancing and other guidelines. GLYS Drop in Center, Trans Groups and GLYS Events are not slated to re-open until phase 4, but remember, all our programs are VIRTUAL... Check the calendar/schedule on this page. Thank you for your patience!

June 03, 2020

This Weeks Article: Gay Places with Dr. Jeffry Iovannone

Welcome to Gay Places with Dr. Jeffry Iovannone. PBN’s newest blog series is dedicated to celebrating and learning more about the historic LGBTQ+ landmarks of Western New York. With this space we will highlight the work of Dr. Iovannone and other guest writers to provide insight to the LGBTQ+ history associated with our existing historic built environment- narratives which are frequently forgotten, ignored, or purposely left out.

Dr. Jeff Iovannone is an historian, writer, educator, and third-generation Buffalonian who holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, specializing in gender and LGBTQ studies. He is currently at work on a book about Buffalo’s gay liberation movement from the late 1960s to the early 1980s and is an avid collector of LGBTQ historical materials. He is the coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at SUNY Fredonia and a board member of the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project. You can find more of his writing on Medium at

April 15, 2020

Our 2019 Youth Anthology, Shaping Our Future, is now available! Thank you to all of our youth who submitted your work, we are so proud of you! If you want to be featured in next year's anthology or design the cover, click the button below for more information! 

January 01, 2020

Introducing... Quarterly Service and Cultural Competency Training!

Do you have an interest in GLYS Services and/or LGBTQ+ terms and culture? Perhaps you are a student (e.g. Social Work) a parent, an organization or group, or just a concerned citizen. Join us Quarterly! All training times are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Fridays listed below. The training takes place at 393 Delaware Ave Buffalo NY 14202 1st Floor Front. Come to the side door.

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GLYS of WNY, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Incorporated in NYS and registered with NYS.

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