View the SAGE (Milwaukee chapter) web site at this link (will open in a separate browser window).
In 1993, the Cream City Foundation gave Eldon Murray a grant to attend a SAGE (Senior Action in a Gay Environment) conference in New York. It was money well spent. Eldon came back to Milwaukee and, in 1994, founded "SAGE/Milwaukee", Wisconsin's first organization devoted to issues surrounding aging in the LGBT community.
By 2000, the group had around 100 active members. Speaking of the problems faced by Gay Seniors, Eldon Murray once said, "The major problem is that there are all kinds of programs out there. Gay people don't choose to participate in them. They either don't know about them or they are in the closet."
As of early 2007, SAGE/Milwaukee has at least 14-16 events each month, many held in its offices on the East Side, and is coordinated by Executive Director Bill Serpe, reporting to the Board of Directors.
The following basic information of SAGE is from the Group's web site.
SAGE/Milwaukee is a self-help advocacy group established for mature gay, lesbian and bi-sexual citizens of Southeast Wisconsin. Its goals are:
Credits: Bulk of contents from SAGE's own web site.
Last updated: June-2006.