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Pizza Klatch presents A Slice of the Good Life with Rufus Wainwright
Legendary multi award winning singer/songwriter/composer/pianist Rufus Wainwright is filled with integrity, complexity, self-deprecating humor, wild flamboyance and one of the finest male vocalists and songwriters of this generation. www.rufuswainwright.com
This is our third annual Gayla/concert/auction for Pizza Klatch. It is our main fundraiser for the year and helps pay for our staff and for our groups.
$25 – $85 tickets covers the concert, auction, Pizza Klatch youths’ presentation, the most fun photo booth ever and a jubilant community gathering. And of course, pizza will be available for a small price.
Doors open at 6:00 pm for the auction and schmoozing
Concert begins at 7:30 pm.
VIP Reception is $130 and begins at 5:30 pm in the Black Box.
PLEASE BE SURE TO GO TO WWW.PIZZAKLATCH.ORG and REGISTER THERE FOR OUR AUCTION. The auction begins online, January 21. At the Gayla itself, the auction will still be done ONLINE through your computers, phones and IPads. There will be volunteers at kiosks onsite to help you bid if you need it. By registering early you will not have to stand in long lines when you arrive. You also can opt for an express checkout allowing you a fast, easy exit at the end of the concert/auction.
Pizza Klatch provides weekly lunchtime support groups in our local schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth (LGBTQ) and allies to prevent teen suicide, reduce bullying and keep youth in school. We started with 2 schools and 20 students and now serve approximately 300 youth weekly at 12 Thurston County high schools. Given the increase in bullying nationwide, Pizza Klatch is needed now more than ever.
Student survey responses show that these support groups directly improve our LGBTQ+ youth’s well-being, empowering the youth to stand up against injustice while strengthening a sense of community in the schools, thus enhancing their desire to stay and graduate. A few quotes from students:
“Pizza Klatch brings me hope for the future.”
“Pizza Klatch is very accepting. They love you for who you are, and it’s a safe, happy place to be.”
“I go to Pizza Klatch because it is one of the few places I don’t feel scared to say exactly how I feel. I won’t be judged. And I know that no one will be scared of me.”