Programs

Founded in 1990 by a group of engaged community members, LYG has served over 5,000 youth and young adults, age 14 to 21, in its history.

Today, more than 200 LGBTQIA+ and Allied young people each year participate in programs that provide social support, positive role models and health education.

Programs include:

Weekly Meetings
Fridays, 7:30p to 10:30p
Each week, LYG brings together LGBTQIA+ youth in a safe, fun and social setting. Themes and topics include: game night, suicide prevention, dance parties, and health education (just to name a few!)

Trans/Ally Night – 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6:30p to 9:00p,

Youth Leadership Council
The YLC is an opportunity for youth to gain vital leadership skills and help determine the activities of LYG. Council members lead sessions, plan events, and advise the LYG Board of Directors.

Leadership Camp
Always a youth favorite, LYG Camp is a fun weekend to socialize, learn leadership skills, and get out in nature. Activities include campfires, night hikes, challenge course, lots of eating, and lively conversation.

GSTA Outreach
Youth and educators learn how to start and grow a Gay-Straight-Trans Alliance. Participants also learn a student’s legal right to a safe learning environment.

Prom
Many LGBTQIA+ youth feel unsafe taking their date to Prom. LYG’s Prom is a fun and safe experience for ALL youth, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.