The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus (CGMC) was formed in 1990 and maintains the vision of its founding members, to foster increased recognition, understanding, and acceptance of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons (GLBT). CGMC is a non-auditioned chorus open to all people regardless of vocal talent, musical abilities, race, gender, religion, age, physical abilities, sexual orientation, or economic means. The members of CGMC are equally dedicated to performing vocal music of the highest quality for their audiences and to maintaining an atmosphere of camaraderie, support, and respect for its diverse members.
As a performing arts group, the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus strives to enrich and to entertain its diverse audience through varied concerts and other performances comprised of a range of vocal, musical, theatrical, and dance presentations. CGMC creates innovative, entertaining, and provocative performances that enhance the contribution of the arts in the Columbus and central Ohio communities and that honor, preserve, and expand the artistry of the male chorus. In selecting accessible venues and providing American Sign Language interpreters for its concert season, CGMC endeavors to perform and entertain all people. The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus has created and may create other ensembles under the direction of the artistic staff that can perform, entertain, and provide outreach to new audiences.