The Baldwin Gentlemen

Our Story


The idea for The Baldwin Gentlemen was created back in 2013 when Emeka was living in D.C. as a young 20-something.  He had a fairly active social life but he longed for more meaningful connections amongst gay men of color outside of clubs, bars, online apps, and social media. He wanted friendships with men who were dynamic, authentic, interesting, and, most importantly, supportive of his wild ideas.  Several conversations later, it was clear there was a need to create a community for other gay men of color, like himself, to experience new adventures, debate political foolishness, and most importantly, bond over everyday life situations. These experiences gave birth to what is now The Baldwin Gentlemen.

Our Founder


Anthony.Emeka is a native Angeleno who grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He lived in D.C. for most of his 20’s, with a stint in Pittsburgh and LA, before moving to Toronto and finally relocating back to southern California (at least for now). Emeka is an adventurer, avid traveler, and R&B junkie who loves bold red wines, fine whiskeys, and jazz concerts. He considers himself a social connector who enjoys building community, laughing out loud, playing tennis, and intimate late-night conversations. If you want to get on his good side, reference a 90’s song lyric mid-conversation. He’ll lose it.