Welcome to MAG:
MAG, otherwise known as Mature Age Gays; is a social club for gay and bi sexual men and our supporters. We care for each other, sharing friendships and affection with people in similar situations so as to lead a full life as possible.
The Association is a not for profit organisation and aims to raise funds for charitable purposes for projects of the Association or other charitable projects or organisations to be used for charitable purposes or projects as determined by our members.
MAG (Mature Age Gay) was founded in 1991 by Steve Ostrow through a project of ACON (AIDS Council of NSW, Australia). Steve described it as “a peer support, social and educational group targeting mature age men forty and up who have sex with men, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves”.
MAG is now registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 as MAG SYDNEY INCORPORATED.
In the early years MAG was one of the largest gay organisation in Australia measured by attendance at regular meetings. We meet on the second and last Saturday of every month in the ACON building, at 414 Elizabeth St., Surry Hills, Sydney with a typical attendance of around thirty members every meeting. There is no lower age limit for members – we focus on the needs of gay men over forty. Most MAG members would be between fifty and eighty, with some stalwarts over ninety.
In Honour: Steve Ostrow:
It was with great sadness that Mature Age Gays MAG lost our Founder Steve Ostrow in the early hours of Sunday morning 4th February ’24 aged 90.
“We are very grateful for the legacy of MAG that Steve left us. Steve’s loss will leave a big hole in our heart but he will never be forgotten as MAG continues to provide a valuable service as SteveO set it up to be. Steve was a champion in the LGBTQ+ Community and he was also influential on law & discrimination changes in New York & the USA during the Stonewall riots era in NY.”
Jeff Anderson from the US Embassy in Canberra said “I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Steve Ostrow. He was such an important person for so many people and such an inspiration for the entire LGBT+ movement.”
MAG's mid-week social function:
Mag’s mid week social function is held on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm – 8:45pm.
Please check with Steve Warren on 0417 393 877 for details of the location of the venue.
A relaxed atmosphere ensures We have an evening of chatting, enjoying a nice meal & a drink of whatever takes your fancy.