GLYS is here to help youth wherever they are in their journey to find their true selves. For transgender youth, GLYS has a position statement on this journey:
"Because gender identity and gender expression are matters of individual self-determination, GLYS provides programs, spaces, and other resources to help youth explore and discern these aspects of identity. GLYS does not advise minors on whether, when, and how to transition. Rather it encourages them, as well as their parents and guardians, to seek guidance from licensed medical and mental health professionals in alignment with the Standards of Care promulgated by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the American Psychiatric Association’s
DSM-5, and other leading authorities."
Contact us for more information or to schedule a one on one meeting about our programs and services. 716.855.0221
Transgender Support Group Update:
Until further notice our transgender support group meetings will follow the schedule below:
The 1st Thursday of Every Month from 6:00 -7:30 PM: *In Person* Transgender, Non-binary & Questioning Youth Support Group and Parents/Caregivers of Teens Support Group
Location: GLYS Office, 393 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202
Disclaimer: In Person meetings will be held outside underneath tents (weather permitting) in order to provide adequate space for following COVID 19 social distance guidelines.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR A MASK!
The 3rd Thursday of Every Month from 6:00 - 7:30 PM: *Virtual* Transgender Support Group *youth only*
Via Zoom, see our master calendar for access link
If you are interested in attending either of these groups you can use the contact forms below to speak with the group coordinators.
The first form is for the youth group -- the second is for the parent/caregiver group.
Mel LeMay coordinates the youth groups
Susan Frawley coordinates the parent/caregiver group