With more than 150 singing members, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus (CGMC) has been an integral component of Chicago's arts and gay communities since their inception in 1983. Their performances range from traditional choral concerts to full-length book musicals. In 2001, the CGMC was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. They often perform shows that speak to the experience of being gay and are known for their irreverence for stereotypes and misconceptions of the gay culture.
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus is a not-for-profit organization that frequently performs at charitable events. They perform three, large-scale concerts each season including a holiday show, a spring show and a pride show, which is presented during the summer months.