GLYS Services and LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training

Quarterly Training

Due to budget constraints and extreme demand GLYS is now offering a quarterly services and cultural competency training.


We must limit our presentations to what staff we have. For this reason, these trainings will be appropriate as "Train the Trainer."


So one or two staff from your group/organization can receive training that they can take back and present to other employees, volunteers and family members at your organization.

Our quarterly training is FREE to attend.

Friday from 1-3 PM


Dates for 2021:

August 20, 2021
November 19, 2021

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

There is a possibility that the August training will ALSO be live, meaning you will have a choice to attend.

Safe Space Training

If you are interested in more specialized training for your school/organization please email


There is a base rate cost for our trainings: $100 per hour.

Final cost of training will be determined on a case to case basis.

GLYS is happy to provide these trainings on site at your school/organization.

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)*