Groups

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Bicon Support Hour:

Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Peer support for adults (18+) who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, or any other multi-sexual identity. Being the “B+” in LGBTQ+ isn’t without its struggles. Come chat, lend support, and find solidarity in this monthly confidential virtual space while we get into the nitty gritty of life’s challenges. Open to folks questioning their identity as well as those looking to support the Bi+ person in their life. This is a companion group to Bicon Social Hour (held same time and place) on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month. 

CONTACT:

Amanda R. (she/they)

amanda@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom (email for link)


Nonbinary Support and Discussion:

Second Monday of Each Month, 7:30PM - 9PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

The nonbinary group is a peer support group for adults. It is a safe space for expressing non-binary, fluid, or genderqueer identities among like minded peers. Discussion of gender, including its evolving role in our society, will factor heavily into meetings. Participants are able to define what sort of community this program will build. It functions as a discussion group, book club, and allows for social outings in off-site safe and sober spaces.

CONTACT:

 Leo L. (they/them)

leorionmahler@gmail.com

or

Jordan W.(they/him)

awildjojo@gmail.com

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leaders for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Outstanding Warriors:

Second and Fourth Saturday of Each Month, 10:30AM - 12:00 PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A safe space for GBTQ men to work on their shadows, share their gold, and support their brothers. Learn to connect with your emotions, your masculinity, and your fellow man. The group was created by men who went through the New Warrior Training Adventure, sponsored by The Mankind Project. Outstanding Warriors is for GBTQ men who have not done that training and want to see and participate in the personal work we do. All men and masculine people are welcome. First timers MUST contact Vince prior to meeting to discuss the group and receive meeting details.

CONTACT:

Vince L. (he/him)

vinceblue123@yahoo.com

203 984 9970

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact Program Leader for link


PFLAG Norwalk:

Second Sunday of Each Month, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Free, Monthly

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

PFLAG has chapters nationwide and is the nation's largest family and ally organization. PFLAG's mission is to meet people where they are and collaborate with others to support families, allies, and people who are LGBTQ. PFLAG's monthly meetings provide support and information for those whose loved ones are exploring personal issues pertaining to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

CONTACT:

Kathy S. (she/her)

pflagnorwalk@gmail.com

WHERE:

In person: Triangle Community Center, 650 West Ave, Norwalk CT

Zoom: Contact group leader for Zoom information


Pride at Any Time:

Third Wednesday of Each Month, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Monthly, Virtual, RSVP Required

Ages 25+

ABOUT:

Coming to terms with your LGBTQ+ identity as an adult (over 25) can be an exciting and bewildering time. Open to folks of all gender identities and sexualities who are learning to embrace their LGBTQ+ identity and all the things that come with it. Join in sharing and supporting your experiences with peers in a virtual space where you don't have to navigate this journey alone. It's never too late to embrace your authentic self! RSVP with Linda (she/her) for more info and the zoom link.

CONTACT:

Linda (she/her)

admin@lindavalera.com

WHERE:

Zoom: Contact group leader for Zoom information


Triangle Transgender Society (TTS): 

First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A group that welcomes any member of the transgender community regardless of labels or self-identification. The meetings are private, free, and open with topics varying each meeting dependent upon need. Generally, there is time for socializing. This is a group that values free expression. This is a group where you can present yourself in the attire that represents how you feel inside.

CONTACT:

Amy R. (she/her)

triangletgs@yahoo.com

WHERE:

Zoom: Email for link

RECOVERY GROUPS

Daily Reflections - Alcoholics Anonymous:

Every Sunday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Alcoholics Anonymous is an internationally-renowned 12-step recovery program that meets at Triangle Community Center. This program is LGBTQ-inclusive and offers you the tools you need to live in recovery with the support of your peers.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit their website.

CONTACT:

Tom A.

Please email tarbron@tomarbron.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Above Circle Care Center

618 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


LGBT Big Book Meeting: 

Every Monday, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A literature based LGBTQ closed AA meeting.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit their website.

CONTACT:

Tom A.

Please email tarbron@tomarbron.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Above Circle Care Center

618 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


LGBT Step and Tradition Meeting of AA:

Every Wednesday, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

This is an LGBTQ Step and Tradition meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. All with a desire to stop drinking are welcome to attend.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit their website.

CONTACT:

Tom A.

Please email tarbron@tomarbron.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Above Circle Care Center

618 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Narcotics Anonymous:

Every Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

18+ (teens in recovery are welcome, too)

ABOUT:

Narcotics Anonymous is an internationally-recognized 12-step recovery program. At Triangle Community Center, you can participate in this LGBTQ+ friendly Narcotics Anonymous chapter meeting. Membership is Free, as a Group we have no affiliations outside Narcotics Anonymous.

CONTACT:

Michele K.

mkelley2001@yahoo.com

Jimmy O.

jimzzi@hotmail.com

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Place

650 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


NA Public Relations Subcommittee Meeting:

Second Thursday of Each Month, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Public Relations is the sub-committee of Narcotics Anonymous whose primary purpose is to inform addicts and others in the community of the ability of recovery in NA.

CONTACT:

Andrew S.

Please email SFCA-pr@ctna.org for more information.

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850

SOCIAL GROUPS

Adventure Group:

Free, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

It’s time to explore and TCC's Adventure Group has your back! The Adventure Group will host a variety of social events in and around the Norwalk CT area such as bowling, outdoor activities, cooking lessons, casual social events, and lectures. This group is for anyone in the LGBTQ+ Community over the age of 18 who is looking to make new friends and possibly try something new.

CONTACT:

Bill McDonald (he/him)

bill.mcdonald@hubinternational.com

WHERE:

This group will take place in different locations every meeting

Contact group leader for information

Zoom (email for link)


Bicon Social Hour:

Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Social group for adults (18+) who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, or any other multi-sexual identity. Join us for a monthly virtual social hour to meet new people, make friends, and build connections. Celebrate your versatility, cuffed jeans, and “all the above” way of life with like-minded folks! Allies are welcome but this is not a hook-up event. This is a companion group to Bicon Support Hour (held same time and place) on the 4th Tuesdays of the month. 

CONTACT:

Amanda R. (she/they)

amanda@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom (email for link)


Coffee Talk:

Second and fourth Friday of the Month, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Free, Bi-weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 50+ (and old souls)

ABOUT:

Coffee talk is a bi-weekly daytime social program that offers older adults and members of the LGBTQ+ community the opportunity to discuss current events and new ideas. Refreshments are served so just bring yourself and whatever's on your mind, no RSVP required.

CONTACT:

Wendy (she/her)

wendym@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

In Person - 650 West Ave, Norwalk CT


GAYmes Night:

First and third Friday of Each Month, 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Free, Bi-weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

This is a free and sober social program for game lovers. From classics like Scrabble to quirky up-and-comers like Cards Against Humanity, Gaymes Night is an LGBTQ-friendly gathering for people who enjoy rolling dice and flipping cards over. Games rotate depending on participants' interests and include options like video games and trading card games. Though there are plenty of games available on-site, visitors are welcome to bring their own favorites to meetings.

CONTACT:

Shaun F. (he/him)

jpf12saf12@gmail.com

WHERE:

Above Circle Care Center

618  West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


Nerd Night:

Every Wednesday of Each Month, 7:30PM - 10PM

Free, Weekly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Gather around the bard's lute and prepare to throw down your twenty-sided die! This is a free, sober group for those that have an interest in Dungeons & Dragons and other, less popular tabletop role-playing games. Nerd Night is for any experience level, from the young, inexperienced fighter, to the wise wizard, bravely pressing on into lands unknown. Group regulars are more than happy to help newcomers create a character and explain the rules. Grab your character sheets, roll your initiatives and let the adventures begin.

CONTACT:

Kat B. (she/her)

trancegemini613@gmail.com

WHERE:

Above Circle Care Center

618 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


Queer POC Pride Group (ON HOLD):

This group is currently on hold; if you're interested in being notified when we restart, please reach out to amanda@ctpridecenter.org.

ABOUT:

QPOC Pride Group is a virtual affinity space where proud queer people of color (ages 16+) can come together to celebrate, support, and grow within their intersectional identities. Come be your most authentic self! 

CONTACT:

WHERE:


Stitch and Bitch:

2nd and 4th Monday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Free, Bi-Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 15+

ABOUT:

Bring your knitting, needle point, crochet, coloring, or any other craft while we work through what’s on your mind! Join others in the community for this bi-weekly crafting circle at TCC.

CONTACT:

Kev (they/them)

roswald95@gmail.com

or

KK (he/she/they)

kleiper95@outlook.com

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Place

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT

WELLNESS GROUPS

Community Dinner:

Last Thursday of Each Month, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A monthly community dinner that welcomes folks (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Those who attend either of these groups can expect to sit down together with their peers over a good meal, enjoy themselves, and engage in community conversation about things that matter to them. Let's enjoy each other's company while making new friends over good food. This program has a headcount cap, so RSVP to save your spot; drop ins may be turned away if we reach capacity. Vote on the menu theme, note any dietary needs, and save yourself a seat through the RSVP link below! RSVPs close on the Tuesday before the dinner to ensure food can be ordered in time.  

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/XToAKjj39RMJYhsb8

CONTACT:

Amanda Redfern (she/they)

amanda@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE: 

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT


Adult Therapeutic Art:

2nd Saturday of Each Month, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

Access joy, safety, creativity, vulnerability, and community here. Join us for “Finding Your Voice” at TCC on the second Saturday of each month — a FREE therapeutic arts workshop series facilitated by artist and educator Lorena Sferlazza for all experience levels. Together, we’ll explore individual and collective experiences with LGBTQ+ identity, practice mindfulness, and share in ways to express ourselves through themed creative prompts, guided art-making activities, music, and conversation. Come solo, bring a friend, or invite a loved one to spend time with. Art materials provided onsite; all are welcome!

CONTACT:

Lorena Sferlazza (she/her)

lorena.sferlazza@gmail.com

WHERE:

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


Exploring Creative Writing 

Second Tuesday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

Love to write? Are you a new or experienced writer looking to test your craft? A poet who needs to speak your truth? The Exploring Creative Writing Group is for you! Individuals with any/non writing background who would like to explore writing to a prompt. Each participant will be encouraged to share their writing. Only positive comments and questions, no criticizing content, will be allowed. This is a safe space to explore and share our thoughts about a given prompt. 

CONTACT:

Rachel (she/they)
 
 

WHERE:

In person

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


Pride + Joy

Once a Month

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

ABOUT:

Pride + Joy will hold Outings and Events for LGBTQ+ Parents with Kids or LGBTQ+ Folks forming their family. This group meets regularly to engage in fun family activities such as Drag Queen Story Hour, Playground Time, Picnics, Sport Times, and Art Activities. Come to build connections with other LGBTQ+ families and build community.

CONTACT:

Annie Fineman (she/her)

annie@ctgay.org

WHERE:

Contact Program Leader for details.


SOAR Flower Power

Fourth Saturday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

All Ages*

ABOUT:

All are welcome to immerse in the colorful and healing world of flower arranging, part art but mostly a time of self-expression, joy, social connection, and fun. Use flowers sustainably rescued  by the SOAR Together team to create beautiful arrangements to keep or gift to someone special. Each Flower Power arrangement is made in a recyclable white cup, making them environmentally-friendly, easy to transport, and unbreakable.
 

This will be an ongoing monthly program throughout 2024, facilitated by SOAR Together through a grant from the Leonard-Litz Foundation.  

*Youth under 12 are welcome when accompanied by a trusted adult

CONTACT:

Ginger S. (she/her)

gsmith@soartogetherct.org

WHERE:

In Person 

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT

 YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

 


NewBis Social Hour:

Second Tuesday of the Month, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 11-17

ABOUT:

Social group for tweens and teens who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, or any other multi-sexual identity. Hang out with other Bi+ youth in an affirming, virtual space. Meet new folks, share success stories, and grow into your identity. This is a companion group to NewBis Support Hour (held same time and place) on the 4th Tuesdays of the month. 

CONTACT:

Amanda R. (she/they)

amanda@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom (email for link)


NewBis Support Hour:

Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 11-17

ABOUT:

Peer support group for tweens and teens who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, or any other multi-sexual identity. Want support for the tough stuff? Come talk about what’s on your mind, work through issues with peers who get it, and help support others who are struggling. Guided peer support for youth who are living the ins and outs of their Bi+ identity. Questioning folks are welcome, too! This is a companion group to NewBis Social Hour (held same time and place) on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month. 

CONTACT:

Amanda R. (she/they)

amanda@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom (email for link)


QTeen Hangout:

Fourth Sunday of the Month, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 13-17

ABOUT:

Free monthly event where LGBTQ+ & allied teens (13-17) can make connections, enjoy free snacks, and play games in an affirming space. No RSVP required.

CONTACT:

Emma O. (any pronouns)

emma@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


Teen Therapeutic Art:

2nd Saturday of each month, 2:15PM - 3:15PM

Ages 13-17

ABOUT:

Access joy, safety, creativity, vulnerability, and community here. Join us for “Finding Your Voice” at TCC on the second Saturday of each month — a FREE therapeutic arts workshop series facilitated by artist and educator Lorena Sferlazza for all teens at any experience level. Together, we’ll explore individual and collective experiences with LGBTQ+ identity, practice mindfulness, and share in ways to express ourselves through themed creative prompts, guided art-making activities, music, and conversation. Come solo, bring a friend, or invite a loved one to spend time with. Art materials provided onsite; all are welcome!

CONTACT:

Lorena Sferlazza (she/her)

lorena.sferlazza@gmail.com

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


Trans+ Teen Peer Support Group:

First and Third Friday of Each Month, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Free, Biweekly, RSVP Required

Ages 13 to 17

ABOUT:

Peer support for teens ages 13-17 who identify as transgender, non-binary, or any gender expansive identity (including questioning). Share stories, discuss challenges, and celebrate successes with other teens in a confidential, affirming space.

CONTACT:

Tyler (he/him)

cmintern1@ctgay.org

WHERE:

Virtual via Zoom

Contact Program Leader for zoom link


YAS! - Young Adult Space

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2PM - 6PM

Ages 18-25

ABOUT:

YAS Young Adult Space is a resource drop-in center for young adults aged 18-25 who are looking for help with the hard stuff that comes with adulthood. Need help with job searches, resume writing, college prep, money management, housing searches, applying for assistance programs, gender marker or name changes, or getting vital documents? Case workers are available to help without an appointment! 

CONTACT:

Wendy (she/her)

wendym@ctpridecenter.org 

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850

 


Frequently Asked Questions About Programs


1Where are TCC programs held?
Programs are held at Triangle Community Center (650 West Ave), above Circle Care Center (618 West Ave), online via zoom, and sometimes off-site at locations disclosed by Program Leaders.
2Are there any costs associated with attending a program?
All TCC programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted.
3Which programs can folks under 18 attend?
Programs are clearly marked with age ranges to ensure the participants, language, and subject matter are appropriate for those involved. If you or your child are on the cusp of the age range, check with your program leader for suitability. We encourage youth and families to explore our ever-growing list of programs just for them!
4How do I get a link for a virtual program?
Contact the Program Leader associated with the group, ideally 24 hours before the group meets to make sure they have time to send you a link. Please do not share a link with others who have not gotten it directly from the Program Leader.
5What can I expect at YAS! Young Adult Space?
YAS! is a drop in space where folks 18-25 can come to the center and know there will be a case manager there on-site to chat, answer questions, share resources, and provide other entry level case management. This is a casual space where young adults can openly explore the issues they're facing and start taking steps to tackle them. This can be one session for information sharing or lead to ongoing case management depending on the client's needs.
6Do I have to RSVP for a program?
Read the description for each program carefully to see whether a program requires an RSVP. Some of our programs provide food or materials and need a headcount ahead of time. Others have a cap on how many participants can join in a meeting. Double check the description and contact the Program Leader to be sure.
7I’m not sure I identify as LGBTQ+, can I still attend a program?
Allies and Questioning folks are welcome to social, wellness, and recovery groups as long as they are respectful of others in attendance. For peer support groups, please check with the Program Leader if you are questioning your identity and want to know if one of the closed peer support groups is right for you. Due to the sensitive nature of the support groups, we ask allies to contact TCC staff or Program Leaders for other ways they can learn and support the community without attending these private spaces.
8I am looking for a program I do not see listed. Who do I contact?
Most of our groups are run by community members who volunteer their time, and unfortunately some groups are no longer active if they are unable to continue running it. If you're interested in leading or attending a new program at TCC, submit a TCC Program Proposal (located toward bottom of page) to let us know!
9Do you offer any programs in languages other than English?
As of fall 2023, there are no current programs in any language other than English. If you would like to start one, we would love to hear about it! Please submit a TCC Program Proposal (located towards bottom of page).

 


Still have questions? Let's talk programs!

Are you unsure which group is right for you? Are you a service provider interested in referring a client to these groups and would like more information? Never attended a group before and would like to know what to expect?

CONTACT:

Amanda Redfern (she/they)

Manager of Programming

amanda@ctpridecenter.org

 


Have an idea for a program or group you don't see here? Let us know through the link below.

TCC Program Proposal

 

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