The Drop-In Center is open to WNY youth ages 12-21 who identify as LGBTQ+ or their allies.
DIC hours and dates can be found by visiting our master calendar on our home page or on the DIC page.
GLYS has established relationships with numerous social welfare organizations to provide training and intercession services on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth in care.
We provide guidance in creating and maintaining a alliance group in your school, and provide suggestions of activities and opportunities to connect with other youth groups for shared experiences!
We provide parental support and youth groups at the same time. We can help give you insight to help you provide the best love, care and understanding for the issues facing LGBTQ+ youth. Recurring discussion groups allow parents to open up and get answers regarding their specific questions or issues they are facing.
At the end of the school year, we host an incredible prom experience open to LGBTQ+ youth. This provides youth an opportunity to come together, and have the full prom experience in a safe and accepting environment, date or no date!
Every year we gather poems, stories and artwork created by LGBTQ+ youth and create an anthology booklet highlighting and publishing their works. Our youth are incredibly talented, and this method of expressing themselves leads to many powerful and insightful results.