Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator
GMCSF is an artistic force dedicated to social change. We have grown to over 130 members in just twelve short years, making us the most prominent LGBTQ+ chorus in the southeastern United States. 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 our history officially formed in September 2010, and we presented our first public performance at our new home, Sunshine Cathedral, in December of the same year. In 2014-2015 GMCSF hired its first full-time professional staff members, providing expertise and infrastructure to our operations. In 2016, we entered into an annual partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, to present an annual holiday concert at Hard Rock Live. Since then, we have performed with headliners such as Linda Eder, Alan Cumming, Matthew Morrison, and Jordin Sparks.
GMCSF has performed in a broad range of high-profile events. We have performed at 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.
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 being, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected. Throughout our history, we committed to a nondiscriminatory approach in our employment and programs. 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 DEI: Diversity Equity & Inclusion name change 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.
Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida
2040 North Dixie Highway, Suite 218, 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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