Black History is Year Round and Current

As Black History Month comes to a close, we’re heading into the second year since the 2020 uprisings, we’d like to remind others to challenge and rebuke apologist language concerning the rights and well-being of Black people. This may sound like, “George Floyd died for justice to prevail.” To be absolutely clear, George Floyd was murdered by police, and what followed was years’ worth of due anger towards police for their treatment of Black people. He was a person like anyone else, not a sacrifice. On that note, we’d like to draw attention to the local protests that occurred this month, specifically those spearheaded by a local schools’ Black Student Union. Black students are finding ways to advocate for themselves and stand up for their rights, rallying countless others to do the same. We believe this is only the beginning of future waves of similar actions, and Black youth will be leading, contributing to, and shaping the way these take form. We’d like to celebrate Black achievement and excellence rather than focusing on Black suffering, and all our efforts in doing so should extend beyond February because Black History is year-round and current. Remember, the revolution will NOT be funded. 

Follow the Black Student Union Protest account HERE

Read reflections on Anti-Blackness from a Black & multi-racial trans woman & follow her HERE

Read about Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America HERE and get a copy HERE

Read an article about how Black people created every music genre in the states HERE

Watch a deep-dive into Black music history in the United States HERE (part 1) & HERE (part 2)

Have Out of This World Fun at This Year’s Virtual Pizza Klatch Gayla

Big Freedia, PK 2021 Virtual Gayla Headliner

Thanks to ThurstonTalk for this write up of our upcoming Gayla on April 10 (read the full article here)!:

Our annual Gayla is one of our most anticipated events of the year,” says Jay Banks, executive director for Pizza Klatch. “It is a space where we can celebrate and come together with the community. Our youth get to be in a space where they can share their talents and the impact that Pizza Klatch has made on them. Adults in the community and business owners get to show their support for Pizza Klatch and the youth we serve…”

“Have Out of This World Fun at This Year’s Virtual Pizza Klatch Gayla,”, 3/23/21

March 17th Show at Le Voyeur!

This Sunday (March 17th) Pizza Klatch has partnered with local venue Le Voyeur as well as some really great bands for a night of  music and community support! A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go towards Pizza Klatch so you can enjoy some great music AND support the LGBTQ+ youth of Thurston County! Huge thanks to Le Voyeur and all the participating bands for this awesome partnership! The show is all ages and $5 at the door. See you Sunday at 7PM!


RAIN 2019 Newsletter

RAIN (Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network) has released their first newsletter of 2019 and included coverage of PK’s 2019 Gayla event! The RAIN business resource group exists to help Washington State create safe and inclusive workplaces where every LGBTQ+ employee can bring their full authentic self to work, enabling them to do their best work every day for the people of Washington. The group will provide resources and support to employees and the stakeholders serviced by state agencies. You can download a pdf of the newsletter here!

The 2018 Gayla Featured Performer: Mary Lambert!

Introducing Pizza Klatch’s 2018 Slice of the Good Life Gayla feature performer:  Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert is a two-time Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter, poet, activist and author, She is especially known for writing the chorus for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage-equality anthem “Same Love”. Lambert wrote from her vantage point of being both a Christian and a lesbian.

“She is just shimmering – each song is performing with emotion, performance and raw honesty. It’s quite rare to come across something this real, and when we do, it’s an absolute pleasure.”

  Renowned for Sound by Helena Ho

Videos of Mary:


She Keeps Me Warm


Know your Name

Hang Out with You

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