Welcome to Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality. We are a grassroots community and advocacy organization working to achieve full equality while creating an environment that embraces, promotes and supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally community of Northwest Arkansas.
We provide the citizens of Benton and Washington Counties with free HIV/AIDS outreach and testing services, a variety of LGBT peer support groups, sports programming, as well as social and community outreach events, including Arkansas’ largest pride celebration, Northwest Arkansas Pride.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – MAY 2, 2016 – Northwest Arkansas marks a decade of LGBT Pride June 16th – 19th as the region’s LGBT and ally communities gather for the annual Northwest Arkansas Pride celebration. The 2016 NWA Pride lineup of events in Benton and Washington counties includes everything from the traditional Pride parade down Dickson Street, family festival, interfaith gathering, the legendary White Party and a special evening with “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7” star Trixie Mattel.read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – February 14, 2016 – NWA Hope, the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality’s confidential HIV testing and education program, is partnering with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to offer regular testing services for the area’s homeless population. The expanded testing is funded by the Walmart Foundation through a Northwest Arkansas Giving Grant.read more