Maryland Chapter

Community-led chapters supporting students and teachers.

Our Chapter

GLSEN Maryland is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education. 

GLSEN Maryland is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this important work. Join us today!

Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies. Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN’s programs and visions to right where we live, work, and learn. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students. 

Explore our website to find out more about our work here in Maryland and to learn about how you can get involved in local and national events.

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A group of students at the NYC 2017 Pride Parade

Our Board
Lynn Brennan, Chair (she/her)
Greg Brightbill, Vice-Chair (he/him)
Tya Pope, Treasurer (she/her)
Sharon Zearfoss, Secretary (she/her)
Hayley Frazier, Social Media Strategist (they/them)
Mishawn Smith, Volunteer Manager (she/her)
Brendon Bailey, Interim PD Coordinator (he/him)
Tina Jones, Member-At-Large (she/her)
Jonathan Law, Member-At-Large (he/him)
Bill Joyner, Member-At-Large (he/him) 


Virtual, more information to come.
The GLSEN MD Youth Summit is a leadership and advocacy conference for LGBTQ+ and ally high school students.