Created in 1983, West Coast Singers is the third oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered, mixed-voice chorus in the nation. The chorus consists of lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women who enjoy singing and the camaraderie of a community chorus. The chorus strives to achieve musical excellence and entertain audiences, as well as promote understanding, healing, and cooperation within the greater Los Angeles community.
Upon its inception the organization's primary purpose was to provide a safe environment for gays and lesbians to come together and sing. The West Coast Singers have performed at many community events including: the California AIDS Lifecycle closing ceremonies, the Gay & Lesbian Center's 25th anniversary, PFLAG's 20th anniversary dinner, the GLAAD Tidings annual holiday party, the Imperial Court of Los Angeles and the Names Project presentation of the Aids Memorial Quilt at UCLA.