In late 1998, three men from Greensboro (Anthony Moore, Chip Alfred and Alexis Kiger), who had been driving to the Triangle area every week to sing with the nearest gay men’s chorus, decided to take a chance. Hoping that there would be enough interest in and support for a gay men’s chorus in the Triad, they originally advertised for singers as the Greensboro Gay Men’s Chorus. Over 20 men showed up in January 1999 from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and surrounding communities—all eager to unite in pride and song. Due to this widespread response, the name was changed to the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus (TPMC) and their first concert was held in June 1999