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Brian M.

Organizer

Location:

Baltimore, MD
Hometown: Baltimore

Organizer since:

June 30, 2012

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Gender / Age / Location?

Male / 51, 5'5", 135# / Balimore City (Mount Vernon).

Orientation you identify as?

Gay, from age 11, I always thought I was Gay, but without the experience to verify; I gave up looking for that experience when I turned 21 and started a family. Choices my ex-wife made gave me an out and I have since verified that Yes I am Gay. I have a very supportive family (including the ex-wife). Seeing Jay since July 1012.

Business sector (Public or Private) & Line of Profession?

Software development / engineering for formerly private sector with Financial banking, moved into the State Public sectors (Designing / Coding /Implementing certifiable Child Support / Public Welfare systems in 10 states [in order: DE, NC, WI, IL, IA, MO, AL, MI, FL, and MD - all while an employee of Northrop Grumman Corp except Florida and Maryland). I now serve in the Federal Public Sector (supporting and maintaining the SSI Eligibility system [OASSIS] as an IT Specialist at SSA).

Brief description of why you joined the Baltimore Gay Professionals Meetup Group?

I moved to the City in Mount Vernon to save on rent and cut my commute to work in half. From the group and from meeting Jay I have expanded my small base of local friends. I want us to offer networking contacts, mentoring and discussions/speaker/career opportunities. I wanted to provide a professionals contact as a resource and welcome to our community and those here or locating to the greater Baltimore area.

Brief description of the type/kind or specific venues that you would like this group to host.

Meet-ups I would most likely host or attend include bar/club events, eateries, coffee-house, theater both plays and movies, member-hosted gatherings, career-specific discussions (or guest speakers) and other cultural events. We seem to get the best response when the group can sit, chat and share their experiences during the event.

Introduction

Hi I am a gay dad of two adult children, Engaged to Jay (see pictures). Formed this group 06/2012. My goal is to make this a welcoming meetup group for all who come across our path. I started this group on the premise of Inclusion for all.

What Brian M. is saying about this Meetup Group

12/20/2012 Food service and meeting Cheryl and Beth made the evening quite nice. 11/28/2012 Last night's play was very good and fun. I saw Rob, Patrick and Jerry and a couple of unexpected friends. I like that the group is still expanding and trying new things =) Brian 11/15/2012 Was a lot of fun meeting Rich, Siman, Dale and Dallea, seeing Jim come out again and hosting Jay and my two visitors Herb and Ken from out of twon. Due to the closeness of next week's Holiday, I am going to suggest the next meet-up in three weeks from yesterday rather than two and then keep on that schedule if the group is ok with that =) Hope to see you all again and have more turn out, Hugs, Brian 11/1/2012 Glad to be ramping back up again. I am going to start revisiting prior meetup places along with taking suggestions for new meetups. Hope to see new a familiar faces in two weeks (1 week before Thanksgiving holiday) - Hugz Brian


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