Peer Communities Expanded

Coming Out, Survivors of Suicide Loss, and Faith and Spirituality groups now available

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NWA Hope HIV Testing Expands with St. Paul’s Church

Project offers free testing for Northwest Arkansas’ homeless community

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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.

NWA Center for Equality Appoints New Leadership

NWA Center for Equality Appoints New Leadership

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – JULY 30, 2016 – The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality Board of Directors appointed a new president along with the grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) and ally nonprofit organization’s first ever executive director. John Forrest Ales of Fayetteville will lead NWA Equality as president of its board of directors, succeeding outgoing president Chaz Allen. Susan Hartman, also of Fayetteville, was appointed executive director.

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NWA Center for Equality Announces 10th Annual NWA Pride Schedule

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.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 10:53am
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Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at 6:25pm
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Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 4:57pm
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