Welcome to the Indiana Youth Group!
IYG is an activity center for youth like you!
If you are aged 12-20 and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ), or are a straight ally, IYG is for you! Everyone is welcome at IYG.
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IYG is a great place…. to meet new people
- To learn a few things or talk out problems
- To have a free dinner
- To chat with the IYG staff
- To hang out with youth from all over Indiana
- Most of all, to be accepted for who you are!
If you can't get to IYG, there's plenty of information here on this website. And if you don't find the info you want, let us know or if you just want to talk, call us! You can also sign up for a PenPal!
Hours, Address, Phone, Contact
The IYG Center is open:
- Monday and Tuesday: See staff by appointment
- Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
- Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
IYG is located at 2943 East 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (the southwest corner of 46th and Binford Ave.)
Questions? Contact IYG's Program Manager, Christie Clayton.
Indiana Youth Group was founded by Chris Gonzalez and his partner Jeff Werner in 1987. The group began as a very private support group for self-identified LGBTQ youth. In 1994 IYG moved to its current location at 46th and Binford Blvd. IYG's main function is to provide a safe place for youth along with programming and gay youth support services within its activity center. IYG also provides LGBT cultural sensitivity trainings to schools, universities, faith-based organizations, mental health facilities, and government organizations. The Outreach Coordinator of IYG, Graham Brinklow helps Gay/Straight Alliances (GSA's) within Indiana grow and helps students and schools start GSA's. IYG is has a board of directors and 3 full time and 6 part time staff. Most importantly, IYG is grateful to its volunteers who are the backbone of the organization.