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. 



If you are interested in joining these groups for yourself or the youth in your life please contact our facilitators using the chat forms below. 

We are in the process of transitioning back to in-person programing, please check every month before group to find out the location of our meetings!

Thank you!

Transgender Youth & Caregivers

Gender Expansive Kids & Parents/Caregivers of Kids Groups are suspended until in-person programming returns.

If you are the parent of a gender-expansive youth ages 5-12 and need resources during this suspension period, please contact, Sue Frawley at

Transgender, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid & Questioning Youth Support Group (for youth ages 12-21) Caregivers of Teens Support Group 

When : The 1st Thursday of Every Month

Time : 6:00 -7:30 PM:

Where :  St. Stephens Bethlehem UCC

750 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group

When : The 2nd Thursday of Every Month

Time : 6:00 -7:30 PM:

Where : Via Zoom, link is available upon request

Trans Social Night (youth only, ages 12-21)

When : The 3rd Thursday of Every Month

Time : 6:00 -7:30 PM:

Where : Via Zoom, link is available upon request

Contact Our Facilitators

If you are interested in attending either of these groups you can use the contact forms below to speak with the group coordinators.

Youth Support Groups

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Caregivers of Youth Group

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