A dual national of the United States and Ireland, Brian was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, and Pennsylvania (again). Minneapolis has been - more or less - his home since 1978 (with a few years here and there in D.C., Amsterdam, and Boston). He was an early employee of the Minnesota AIDS Project (now Rainbow Health) in the 1980s, a volunteer with the 1987 Minnesota March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights, and the volunteer coordinator for Minnesota's first AIDS walk in 1988.
In the 1990s, Brian founded and secured matching funds for the Minnesota Lesbian & Gay Community Funding Partnership, a three-year initiative to expand funding opportunities to Minnesota's LGBT community. The Minnesota Partnership was part of The National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership, and awarded over $400,000 for LGBT services across the state.
In the 2000s, Brian was part of the team that founded Open Book, serving as the grant writer for the successful capital campaign.
Brian is self-employed and a proud member of the Service Employees International Union, Local 284. He has taught creative writing at a variety of settings, including the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, Emerson College, Hamline University, Metropolitan Library Service Agency, Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes, Our Saviour's Transitional Housing, Quatrefoil Library, Rainbow Health, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and Witness Writers.
Brian has been married (illegally and legally) to his husband for over 30 years, and they are the proud parents of rescue dogs.
Brian supports Defenders of Wildlife, as well as the Friends of the Boundary Waters, a campaign to ban copper sulfide mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Watershed and the Lake Superior Watershed.
Brian is not on Twitter, so this is not the Brian Malloy who made you so mad.