A fundraiser at Chipotle and a statewide youth summit are on the agenda for the newly renamed GLSEN Maryland (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network – Maryland). GLSEN Maryland will expand its programs and outreach to serve all 24 counties and school districts in the state.

On Tuesday, September 5th from 3 to 8 pm, the Back to Safe Schools Chipotle Fundraiser will support GLSEN Maryland. Make dinner a selfless act by digging in at the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 6314 York Road in Baltimore. See the even flyer at Bit.ly/2vCbkGz. Bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to GLSEN Maryland. You must choose the pay-in-store option. Purchases of gift cards during the fundraiser don’t count towards donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

On Saturday, September 23rd from 11 am to 9 pm GLSEN Maryland will host Resist: Youth Summit 2017, a free, day-long leadership and advocacy conference for LGBTQ youth and allies in Maryland. It’s set for the University Union at Towson University (281 University Avenue, Towson). The Youth Summit is GLSEN Maryland’s largest event.

All gay-straight alliance members, LGBTQ youth leaders, and high school aged youth and allies across the state are invited to the summit.

Guest speakers, educational workshops, food, networking, and fun will make up the day. LGBTQ community leaders and organizers will share their stories, and workshops on LGBTQ history, activism, religion, bisexuality, gender identity, strengthening a GSA, voguing and more are on tap. Dinner will be served on campus, followed by a dance.

Parking is free in the Union Garage on the Towson University Campus. To use public transit, use MTA’s Trip Planner at https://mta.maryland.gov. Towson University is accessible by the CityLink RED Line. GLSEN Maryland will also be offering free buses to and from the event from select parts of the state. More info will be available soon at Bit.ly/2xG6b1x.

For tickets, visit Resistsummit.eventbrite.com. For more info, it’s chapter@glsenbaltimore.org.