Building Community Through Music since 1981!
Thank you for supporting Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus! We've been building community through music since our first performance on May 15, 1981.
In the early 1980s, gay men and trans people were dying at an unprecedented rate in large cities from a novel virus, giving birth to the modern LGBTQ+ choral movement. These choruses gave voice to an underserved and disenfranchised community to shine a light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which was largely ignored by mainstream media and politicians. Since 1981, new challenges have emerged in society and TCGMC has been there to sing about them, including marriage equality, substance abuse, suicide prevention, trans-rights, and police brutality against people of color. These subjects affect society as a whole but are magnified in the LGBTQ+ community.
As an organization that celebrates diversity and uses music as a way to transform, educate and heal, TCGMC works towards the elimination of homophobia and intolerance through community outreach and its three concerts each season. The three pillars of TCGMC; Community, Advocacy and Artistry continue to guide the organization, aspiring to give voice and visibility to a cultural minority, affecting positive social change while achieving a high level of musical integrity.
Below are some very tangible ways your support makes it possible for us to continue this work now, and in the future!