Gay & Lesbian Services of Western New York

How to start a GSA

Want to start a Gay Straight Alliance at your school?

Then check out these links!  By clicking on any of the website links listed below, you will be leaving the GLYS website.  Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of WNY, Inc., is not responsible for the graphics and/or content on these links or resource pages.

SIGNs Survival Guide
Youth Enrichment Services
This site includes a “GSA Manual” that you can print.

Gay Straight Alliance Network
Also with GSA start-up information and much more.

Gay Lesbian & Straight Educators Network (GLSEN)
Has a page for students with more info to help you and your GSA.

Safe Contacts in WNY Schools
Are you a young person (or parent or friend) who wants to talk with a teacher, counselor, social worker, or other staff member at your school about sexual orientation but aren’t sure who is “safe” with the information?  If so, call or email GLYS.  We will try to identify a safe contact for you (without giving up your identity).  Contact us at 716.855.0221 or


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