H.E.R.O: what is it?


HERO planning for upcoming meetings

H.E.R.O, otherwise known as Helping Educate Respecting Others, this club has been going on since 2018.

It was founded with the intent of creating a safe space for LGBTQ members and helping others learn about LGBTQ.

Nowadays, it still holds true to its roots, trying to help members become more comfortable in their sexuality and gender while teaching others about them.

They also touch on topics such as mental health awareness and HIV awareness.

The club is currently being run by senior Odin Heystek and senior Remus Pitts.

Heystek and Pitts had said that H.E.R.O was a safe space for people like us.

When asked about why he joined, Pitts explained he felt safe and included with the other members of H.E.R.O.

“It was a very safe and inclusive space and it had a lot of other LGBTQ people in it,” Pitts said.

Pitts had also stated that his brother had played a part in him joining.

“I was kind of nudged into it by my brother,” Pitts grinned.

When Heystek was asked the same question, they had stated that they were alone and had seen the club could be a good fit for them to make friends.

“I knew pretty much nobody and I knew it was a safe and inclusive place where people like me could go,” Heystek remarked.

You can join H.E.R.O by showing up to meetings that take place at 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. during Fridays in the band room.

All students at KHS are welcome to join H.E.R.O, even if you’re not LGBTQ.