Community Outreach

We’ll be there for you

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, shares its time and talents to enlighten and enrich the lives of others.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC sings to inspire equality and inclusion with musical performances and education promoting justice and dignity for all. But we also use our time, talents, and resources to give back to the community.

Examples of GMCW’s community outreach:

Food & Friends

In addition to making complimentary tickets available to people living with HIV/AIDS through this worthy organization, the Chorus also provides volunteers to help provide meals to people in need.

Toy Drive

Begun by late founding member Bob Wonneberger and his partner Stanley Allen, GMCW hosts an annual toy drive during the holidays to provide new toys for under-privileged children through Community Family Life Services.

Night Out at the Nationals

Since 2006, GMCW has sung the National Anthem as part of Team DC’s Night Out at the Nationals. Team DC educates the LGBTQ+ community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation.

Christmas Caroling

Each Christmas Eve, members of GMCW visit the National Institutes of Health to sing carols for patients and staff to brighten their holidays.

Outreach Performances

In addition to high profile performances such as the annual Capital Pride Festival and annual MLK, Jr. Celebration (co-sponsored by the GLBT Arts Consortium of Washington and Capital Pride), GMCW lifts it collective voice at a variety of events in support of organizations including Human Rights Campaign, Whitman-Walker Clinic, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Mautner Project, PFLAG-DC, and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.


Contact Outreach Manger, Michael Hughes at or call the GMCW office at 202-293-1548.