Portland Gay Men's Chorus

The Portland Gay Men's Chorus at 2016 Portland Pride

The Portland Gay Men's Chorus (PGMC) is a gay-identified, non-profit choral group based in Portland, Oregon. The group was founded in the spring of 1980 when three founding members, inspired by a performance of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, placed an ad in a local gay newspaper looking for potential members. Soon after, on June 19, 1980, the group sang in their inaugural concert at the Metropolitan Community Church of Portland. PGMC is the fourth oldest chorus to publicly identify as gay by using that description in their official name.

Since its founding, PGMC has been active in the civic and cultural life of Portland and Oregon. The group has performed at places and events as varied as the openings of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Oregon Convention Center, the Oregon Zoo, Portland City Club, the Oregon State Legislature, and the inauguration of Oregon Secretary of State Barbara Roberts in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ Kramer, Linda (July 21, 1985). "New Right, AIDS stirs Gay Community". Oregonian.

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