Age Gays

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.

MAGazine  -  October – November 23


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.

SteveO at MAG dinner

MAG President Steve Warren said
“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.”
Steve had a pioneering role in the Music field.  His management of the ‘Continental Baths’ gay sauna catapulted the careers of many stars including Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, & Australia’s own Peter Allen.
We were blessed with a visit to Australia chasing one of Steve’s other passions being Opera, that Steve decided to resettle here in Sydney, Australia. On one of Steve’s Birthdays 31yrs ago he formed Mature Age Gays (MAG Sydney Inc) to meet an ever growing need for support for often isolated & discriminated mature age gays.
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.”
At Sunday’s Mardi Gras Briefing Director Louis Hudson said “In the tapestry of our community, Steve Ostrow OAM wove threads of acceptance, love, and unity. As the founder of MAG Sydney, he created a haven for older gay men to connect and celebrate life both here in Sydney and around Australia. Steve’s legacy is not just an organisation but a testament to the enduring spirit of community inclusivity. We are forever grateful for his contributions, we honor him, and may his journey beyond be as vibrant as the community he nurtured. Rest in Pride dearest Steve, your impact will continue to resonates in the hearts of many.”
As we look to our Future this Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras season, “MAG’s future is your future”. The importance of support for mature age members of our community will continue to grow & provide an important service.
MAG was also very grateful for the loving care that Mary Elizabeth-Croft gave Steve over many years & for the care from St Luke’s Lullworth House  Elizabeth Bay.
Steve Ostrow will be greatly missed!! 💜🧡

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.


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