Founded in 1978, the SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS (SFGMC) sparked a nationwide LGBTQ choral movement after its first public performance at a vigil on the steps of City Hall following the assassinations of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Since then, SFGMC has been embedded in the fabric of San Francisco. It has soothed souls in pain, lifted spirits in triumph, and has remained a steadfast beacon of hope.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC has established a heightened level of performance standards, bringing renewed audience and choral industry acclaim. Recent touring schedules, recordings, and outreach programs have broadened its impact and reputation in the community while maintaining its signature blend of humor, personality, and ground-breaking performances.

In 2019, SFGMC acquired a historic facility that has become its permanent home for rehearsals and offices. The building, the Chan National Queer Arts Center, serves as the first-ever national LGBTQ center for the arts, a community space for LGBTQ artists and arts organizations. For more information on SFGMC, visit