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,” ThurstonTalk.com, 3/23/21

More Than Comfort Food

Check out this amazing write up of Pizza Klatch, but one of our OHS PK students for their school paper online (read the full article here):

Kira Wildman, senior at OHS, has been attending Pizza Klatch ever since they were a sophomore and they only speak highly about it. “It’s the only place I know that is judge free and provides resources for anyone that walks in regardless of what their gender or sexuality is.” They talk about how everyone in the group can have an equal turn, sharing preferred names, pronouns, and how their week is going. But anyone can simply pass on and hear from others instead. “You don’t have to share anything you are not comfortable talking about.” One of the goals Wildman would like to see happen is the Klatches themselves being integrated into middle schools as well as high schools, seeing how it could greatly benefit the students there as well…”

“More Than Comfort Food,” by Jillian Johnson, The Olympus