The West Hollywood Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that began in 1985 as the Los Angeles Suns. Our founding 8 players envisioned creating a team that was welcoming and served as safe space for all LGBTQ players. They quickly made a name for themselves in various International Gay and Lesbian Futbol Association (IGLFA) competitions around the world, receiving bronze medals in both the 1986 Gay Games in San Francisco and the 1987 IGLFA World Cup in Denver. By 1997, to accommodate a significant increase in players, the WHSC expanded to include the Los Angeles Eclipse.
We continue to remain true to our founders' vision in creating an environment where all individuals feel welcome, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic/artistic ability, age, physical challenge, and health status. Our club has become more than just a soccer club, but instead an organization that supports its members and gives back to the community.
Our club is funded by member dues, individual donors, and local businesses. Generous individuals and businesses help the WHSC provide reduced rates to practice fields, subsidized league fees, uniforms, and scholarships to tournaments.
The West Hollywood Soccer Club continues to be the premier soccer club serving the larger Los Angeles LGBTQ soccer community.
Our club is an ever-growing community. Welcome!