History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - People - Bios

Dan Gordon


November 29, 1991
Primary Involvements:

AIDS activist





In 1988, Dan established AIDS Information Milwaukee (AIM), and educational group for individuals with HIV infection.

In spring of 1989 Dan was hired by AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) as Business Manager. He devoted an enormous amount of effort constructing a sophisticated financial management system for the agency. Dan was promoted to Director of Administration and Finance.

Also in 1990, Dan was selected by the national PLWA organization for a scholarship to attend the International AIDS Conference in San Francisco. It was there that he was drawn to participate in the ACT UP demonstrations, which inspired him to return to Milwaukee and help build the Milwaukee ACT UP chapter.

Dan passed away on Friday, November 29, 1991 after being hospitalized for seven weeks due to AIDS-related complications.


In Memoriam, InStep

Credits: bulk of information from various InStep articles;
Last updated: September 7, 2004.