The Original Ft Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus was the first gay performing arts organization in the State of Florida, founded April 1, 1986 by our Director, Dr Gary E Keating. It’s original name was the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, but was changed to the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus since there were also Choruses in Miami and Palm Beach.
When a group of members left in 2010 and formed another Chorus, they took our old name after unsuccessfully trying to take our current name. This caused and still causes confusion as to who is who. We present three major concerts a year and perform at various outreach events, such as Christmas on Las Olas, the Wilton Manors Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nursing homes and Retirement Centers.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. We have received these Grants since 1997.