Armed Militias Are Not Welcome in Olympia

To Our Dear Olympia Community, In the wake of mass movements across the country which aim to dismantle systemic racism, even our small city has a role to play. As Olympia strives toward a safe, peaceful, and just world for all, we have found ourselves embedded in turmoil over how this better world can become […]

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A Letter From Our New Executive Director

June 30th, 2020 Dear community members, colleagues and grantors, My name is Jay Banks (they/them), and I have accepted the position of Executive Director at Pizza Klatch. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and give you an idea of the direction Pizza Klatch is headed. We find ourselves in a time of […]

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Pizza Klatch COVID-19 Response

Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as of March 9, 2020, Pizza Klatch and its satellite groups are closed to in-person, face-to-face gatherings of youth until further notice. Pizza Klatch now has online groups available for LGBTQ+ youth. Check out our COVID-19 Response page located under both ‘Resources’ and ‘News/Events’ on our menu for […]

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Pizza Klatch Serves Up to 440 Students in 2019!

Pizza Klatch is serving on average, 440 LGBTQ+ students and their allies weekly across twenty-eight (28) support groups in all fourteen (14) public high schools and one (1) middle school in Thurston County.  All youth are welcome, including allies, the only key to participation is to be respectful and validating of the unique experiences and […]

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Pizza Klatch is on the Move! – New Location

Pizza Klatch is on the Move! The past year has brought tremendous growth and challenges. Just last year we moved into a new space, grew our team to over thirty volunteers and five staff, and celebrated our first school year partnering with a record number of schools hosting Pizza Klatch support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. […]

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Q13 Changemakers Segment

Pizza Klatch was recently selected to appear on Q13 News for a special new series entitled “Changemakers.” “Changemakers,” intends to highlight local folx that are making our community better and we are extremely honored to be a part of it. Huge thanks to Matt Lorch and the team at Q13 for highlighting our organization and […]

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iHeart Radio Interview

Recently our Executive Director, Rosalinda Noriega and Program Manager, Brett Rader were invited to speak about the history and mission of Pizza Klatch on iHeart Radio. You can listen to the interview here!

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