GLYS Services and LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Trainings

Quarterly Training

In our Quarterly Trainings, we focus on providing an overview of GLYS and our services, as well as of the LGBTQ+ History of Western New York. This training will give attendees an introduction to LGBTQ+ terms as they relate to GLYS's programs and services. These trainings are free to attend, simply register clicking the button below.

Our quarterly training is FREE to attend.

Friday from 1-3 PM


Dates for 2022:

February 18, 2022

May 20, 2022

August 19, 2022

November 18, 2022

Training will be done via Zoom and you will get the link prior to the training.

If you are interested in more specialized training for your school/organization, or have questions about our LGBTQ+ Issues and Concerns or LGBTQ+ Cultural Humility Trainings, please contact us using this form


The base rate for our trainings is $150 per hour


GLYS is happy to provide these trainings on site at your school/organization! Contact us at with any questions.

Safe Space Training

GLYS WNY, as a subchapter of GLSEN, provides their Safe Space training to help educators create a safe space for LGBTQ+ young people in schools by teaching them:

- What is a safe space?

- How to be a good ally

- Gender Identity vs Gender Expression

- The dos and don'ts of allyship

- How to properly use someone’s preferred pronouns

- How to educate about anti-LGBTQ+ bias

- Measures you can advocate for in your school

*please note: this training meets NYS requirements for staff training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)*