Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator
The Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida is an artistic force dedicated to social change. As of September 12, 2022, our membership has grown to over 150 members in 13 years, making us the most prominent LGBTQ+ chorus in the southeastern United States. GMCSF is also one of the country's top 10 largest LGBTQ+ choruses. Our membership and organization are diverse, intergenerational, and multi-cultural. Driven to open more minds and change hearts, we have expanded into larger venues and broadened our community outreach, reaching more than 20,000 people annually.
Our organization and history officially formed in September 2010, and we presented our first public performance at our new home, Sunshine Cathedral Center for the Performing Arts, in December of the same year. In 2014, GMCSF hired its first full-time professional staff members, providing expertise and infrastructure to our operations.
GMCSF has performed in high-profile events like The Parker in Fort Lauderdale, the World Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, the Gusman Theatre, Nova Southeastern University, The City of Miami Beach, Miami Heat, the Master Chorale of South Florida, and more. In 2016, we entered into an annual partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, to present our holiday concert, Holidays at Hard Rock Live. Celebrity guest artists have included Linda Eder, Liz Callaway, Alan Cumming, Matthew Morrison, and Jordin Sparks.
The Chorus has always given back to the community through outreach efforts such as providing over two-thousand teddy bears to the Broward County Hospitals Pediatric Auxiliary each year, chaperoning at a gay youth prom, performing with a local special needs theatre company, participating in Temple Sinai's Holocaust remembrance events, and walking and raising money for The AIDS Walk, among many other community projects. In 2017 we began welcoming community nonprofits and the clients they serve to select concerts, allowing us to reach the community's most vulnerable citizens. In 2019, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce awarded GMCSF the Nonprofit Small Business of the Year Award for our outstanding business practices and success.
At GMCSF, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization is one where every human, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected. We have committed to a nondiscriminatory approach in our employment and programs throughout our history. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. In 2022, GMCSF adopted GALA Choruses' reinvented name change from DEI: Diversity Equity & Inclusion to EAB: Equity Access & Belonging.
GMCSF is committed to accessing its performances, members, volunteers, and staff. Therefore, we provide ASL interpreters, wheelchair seating, alternative formats, and other accommodations to ensure our patrons have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
It is the policy of the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, Inc. to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation required to participate in any of our programs, please contact Mark Kent, Executive Director, at 954-763-2266, Ext. 109. To allow us to provide optimal accommodation, please submit your requests as early as possible.
Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida
2038 North Dixie Highway, Suite 201, Wilton Manors, Florida, 33305
The Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, Inc., (FEIN #27-3533074) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. You may obtain a copy of the official registration and financial information from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
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