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Lighthouse (LGBTQ+)

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Lighthouse is a peer-to-peer social support program for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, providing weekly and monthly groups and occasional special events. Our groups are relaxed and social in nature. We build community through art, games, and discussion. 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 kic_lighthouse on Instagram or for up-to-date information.

Summer 2024 Weekly Group Schedule:

Tuesdays – Stamford
  • 5 – 7 pm @ The Fish Church, 1101 Bedford St
Fridays – Wilton
  • 3 – 4:30 pm @ Wilton YMCA, E-sports Room
  • YMCA membership is NOT required

Summer 2024 Monthly Schedule:

First Wednesdays – Darien
Last Mondays – New Caanan
  • 2:45 – 4 pm @ New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Ave
  • YMCA membership is NOT required
  • Dates: June 24, July 29, August 26
2nd Thursdays – Ridgefield
3rd Thursdays – Westport
For questions please call 203-622-6556, or email Lighthouse Manager, Tiffany Pippins 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. Lighthouse empowers LGBTQ youth to clarify issues, gain skills and resiliency, and envision and seek healthy, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.

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