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Learn more about who we are – check out the video above for a picture of why our work is important.

2013-Olympia-Wasihngton-Pride-Festival-and-Parade-149We’re now serving hundreds of LGBTQ+ students and allies each week at the following schools:

North Thurston     Timberline     River Ridge     Olympia

 Avanti     Capital     Tumwater     Black Hills     Rainier


We are currently seeking headlining talent and sponsors for our next Gayla – on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at The Washington Center for Performing Arts.

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 4.18.44 PM“A Slice of the Good Life”.

Last year we hosted 600+ attendees and raised over $60,000 including sponsorships to help support hundreds of LGBTQ+ teens in Thurston county each week. Pizza Klatch provides a safe space for support, education and empowerment and helps create a more positive school experience doe LGBTQ+ youth and allies.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.01.27 PMIf you are interested in sponsoring, donating an auction item, or volunteering for our next Gayla, please email Kelly Hanson, Gayla chair at kelly@pizzaklatch.org. Thank you!

What We Do: Pizza Klatch offers weekly lunchtime support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex and Asexual Youth (LGBTQQIA) and their allies in Thurston County, Washington. We provide free pizza, two trained facilitators for each group, and a convenient and safe forum for discussion and education.

Pizza – A favorite food among high school students. Italian in origin, made of thin bread dough with a spiced mixture of tomato sauce and cheese.

Klatch – Is a Yiddish word for: An informal social gathering, especially for the purpose of conversation.     Learn more…