Attorney Elliott A. Brager died in his Mount Washington home on July 7 from heart failure at the age of 72.
He was known in Baltimore as a fundraising giant as he aggressively sold tickets to numerous fall fundraisers and spring bunches during the 1980s on behalf of the then- Gay and Lesbian Center of Baltimore. He also founded the Baltimore chapter of GAMMA — Gay and Married Men’s Association — a support group that met at the community center.
In addition, Brager was an activist in the fight against AIDS as he lost many friends from the disease during the 1980s. He worked with organizers of an annual charity, Lifesongs for AIDS, to raise money for medical research. He also advocated for the Chase Brexton Health Center and AIDS Action Baltimore.
He is survived by a brother, a son and a daughter and friends.