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Lighthouse is a peer-to-peer social support program for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, providing weekly groups and occasional special events. Our groups are relaxed and social in nature. No bullying is ever allowed, and everyone is given a chance to be heard in a safe and casual setting. Youth from any town are welcome at any group or special event. Check out and kic_lighthouse on Instagram for up-to-date meeting information.

Fall 2023 Weekly Group Schedule:

  • Mondays – Westport, 5-6:30 pm @ Toquet Hall, 58 Post Rd East
  • Tuesdays – Stamford, 5-7 pm @ The Fish Church, 1101 Bedford St 
  • Wednesdays  Darien, 5:15-6:30 @ Darien Depot Youth Center,
    25 Heights Rd

    * First meeting October 4th!
  • Thursdays – Wilton, 3:30-4:45 pm @ Wilton Historical Society,
    Abbott Barn, 224 Danbury Rd

Fall 2023 Monthly Group Schedule:

  • First Mondays – New Caanan, 2:45-4 @ New Caanan YMCA, 564 South Ave
    * November 6th, December 4th
Starting this fall, Toquet Hall & Lighthouse are teaming up to host some fabulous monthly events. Events will be held on Monday nights; however, start and end times vary. Registration is important for these events since there will be special activities that need to be prepared for! Click to register

September 18th- Beach Day! We will take a trip to Compo Beach for outdoor games and fun! Meet at Toquet Hall at 4 pm, SHARP – Transportation is provided for up to 6 participants, so register early! We will arrive back at Toquet Hall at 7 pm. All youth are welcome to meet us at the beach, provided they have their own form of transportation and beach sticker. Registration is required; details will be in the confirmation email.

October 30th – 5 pm-7:30 pm: Hocus Pocus Spooktacular! We will be watching Hocus Pocus with themed snacks! Halloween Costumes are encouraged. Crafts and dinner will be provided. All participants, please register!

November 13th, 5 pm-7 pm: Friends-Giving! We will be having a Fall-themed pot-luck dinner with games for friends, family, and allies! Bring your favorite dish- it does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed. This event will be open to friends/family of any age. All participants, please register!

December 11th, 5 pm-7:30 pm: Holigay Bash! We will be watching a queer holiday movie and drinking hot cocoa. Holiday or ugly sweaters are encouraged to enjoy the festivities! All participants, please register!

*For questions please call 203-622-6556, or email Lighthouse Manager, Phoebe Oler at Please reach out if transportation is a barrier to discuss available options.

Lighthouse serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ (LGBTQ+) teens and their allies with a welcoming, safe space weekly meeting. Lighthouse encourages LGBTQ youth to live their best, healthiest, and most authentic lives.

Teens can drop in to share life experiences and feelings, socialize, snack, and share common bonds in Lighthouse’s confidential, non-threatening environment. Lighthouse hosts guest speakers, trips, barbecues, parties, and movie nights.

Lighthouse empowers LGBTQ youth to clarify issues, gain skills and resiliency, and envision and seek healthy, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.