Peer Communities Expanded

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

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Out and About in Northwest Arkansas

Special screening of “HOMO the Documentary” September 21st

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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.

Emmy Award Winner Leslie Jordan to Headline Local Event Supporting LGBTQ Programs in Northwest Arkansas

Emmy Award Winner Leslie Jordan to Headline Local Event Supporting LGBTQ Programs in Northwest Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sept. 15, 2016 – Leslie Jordan, an Emmy award-winning actor and playwright known for roles in shows and movies such as “Will & Grace,” “Sordid Lives,” “American Horror Story,” “The Help” and “Designing Women,” will take the stage in Fayetteville Friday, Nov. 11. The special one-night only performance headlines Northwest Arkansas Equality Night, an event supporting programs and resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community of Benton and Washington counties.

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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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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 5:54am
Great night in Fayetteville - one of 1st 3 cities to screen HOMO the Doc. Proud to welcome these great filmmakers t… https://t.co/xmNQivBTwE
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 5:53am
Arkansas Attorney General still trying to overturn local LGBTQ protection ordinances https://t.co/1bx3A8CVIf
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 7:07am
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