The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) is the largest group of trans and gender non-conforming people anywhere in the world who gather together regularly to raise their voices in song.
TCLA’s performances are intended to not only empower its members, but also to passionately change the way others see the transgender community. We like to call it, “changing the ecology.”
We believe that music is a powerful, universal medium—and one that can help change the way the world thinks and feels about the transgender community.
Since our founding just one year ago, TCLA has drawn attention to the trans community and trans issues through our live performances, community engagement and social and traditional media. TCLA is using music to communicate a communal feeling of equality in a way rarely experienced in other forms of media & artistic expression.
We believe that TCLA is uniquely positioned to offer the trans narrative in a truly significant & impactful way.
The culture of TCLA not only provides a safe space in which trans individuals come together and sing, it also creates an environment for audiences to enjoy music created by an entirely trans & gender non-conforming group of artists and allies.
We are a chorus that strives to create an environment of equality and empowerment through music.
We believe that every individual is unique and should be able to identify themselves in whatever way makes them feel most comfortable. In pursuit of that goal, TCLA hopes to bring awareness and attention to trans issues using as many media channels as possible. TCLA provides not only a safe, comfortable environment for its members to raise their voices, but also provides an opportunity for audiences to appreciate high-quality, vocal entertainment from an inspiring group of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Currently, our chorus has used, and will continue to use, the great media megaphone of Hollywood to spread the message of equality and acceptance across the world. THIS work IS and WILL save lives across the country and around the world.