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
or executive@glyswny.org.

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GLYS Office hours

10am-2pm

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Call or stop by!

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. Thank you for your patience!

June 03, 2020

New Article Series: 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 medium.com/@jeffry.iovannone

June 15, 2020

Sign OUT Virtual Tour! Monday, June 15th at 8:30 p.m.

Two award-winning singer-songwriters, Heather Mae (“the queer Adele”) and Crys Matthews (“the Woody Guthrie of our generation”), are joining forces once again to VIRTUALLY spread their message of social-justice, hope and love from coast to coast as The Singing OUT Tour, a celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride! During this difficult time of social distancing, it is imperative that LGBTQ+ people and our allies gather to lift one another up and bask in the power and beauty of our resilient community! We may not be able to physically gather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our stories and our people. We don’t give up – we adapt!

Come dressed in your best Pride gear – however you identify! – and get ready to sing along, play games, compete in giveaways every night, and share connection and community in what will be a memorable VIRTUAL Pride concert! Let’s gather together in song and spirit and keep Pride alive in 2020!!

“Soul-filling” and “amazing” is the way fans described last year’s in-person tour and, with both artists celebrating new releases (Mae’s “GLIMMER” and Matthews’ “These Old Hands”), the 2020 VIRTUAL edition of The Singing OUT Tour will be a memorable and empowering gathering of community and PRIDE!

$15 @ 8:30pm on June 15

Artist bios and ticket links: https://babevillebuffalo.com/events/heather-mae-crys-matthews-the-singing-out-tour-2020/

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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