As of March 9, 2020, Pizza Klatch has temporarily suspended in-person, face-to-face gatherings of youth for safety reasons related to COVID-19. Pizza Klatch now has online groups available for LGBTQ+ youth. Check below for updated information regarding our ongoing youth advocacy efforts and resources to aid and support LGBTQ+ communities during the COVID-19 crisis. We will get through this together. 

JOIN OUR ONLINE KLATCHES!

Pizza Klatch has moved to online live chat groups for LGBTQ+ youth in Thurston County. Most Klatches are happening during scheduled school "lunch breaks" in virtual school schedules, similar to our in-person Klatch schedules. If you are a current student enrolled at one of our participating schools (check our schools page here) you can join our online klatches by signing up through our online form here: https://forms.gle/H2TGDXypGKBkHK2b8

You can also contact your facilitator directly by email or phone. The PK staff member assigned to your school will provide you with information on the chat platform you will use and send you a link to the chat. Email and phone numbers of staff facilitators are below if you are familiar with your facilitator already and would like to contact them directly (you can check out our Meet Our Staff page as well).

If you are a parent, guardian or educator of a student interested in attending Klatch, be sure to have your student contact us directly. For confidentiality reasons, chat room links are only shared by PK staff with PK students directly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@pizzaklatch.org.

PK Staff during an online meeting

PIZZA KLATCH GAMING GROUPS

PK is currently offering two separate PK student gaming groups for participating youth to connect with other LGBTQ+ identified and allied students! Check out the requirements to play and more about the games here!

CONTINUING YOUTH ADVOCACY

Facilitator/Advocates on staff are available by phone or email to provide students with information, emotional support, referrals, and systems advocacy to ensure student’s rights are upheld through school policies and practices that do not discriminate against LGBTQ students and are inclusive of transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

Pizza Klatch Facilitator/Advocates Contact Info

Jay Banks
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 101
E-mail: Jay@pizzaklatch.org

El Sánchez
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 105
E-mail: El@pizzaklatch.org

Sofia Vasconi
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 103
E-mail: Sofia@pizzaklatch.org

Eyota Wak'ishwit Yates
Phone: (360) 339-7574 ext. 108
E-mail: Eyota@pizzaklatch.org

Never Angeline North
Phone: (360) 339-7574 ext. 107
E-mail: Never@pizzaklatch.org

OTHER RESOURCES

Articles & Information

Coronavirus 2019: What LGBTQ+ People Need to Know