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.

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Leslie Jordan and Trey O’Dell Headline #NWAEquality Night November 11th

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Leslie Jordan and Trey O’Dell Headline #NWAEquality Night November 11th

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – November 4, 2016 – The reigning Miss America, Savvy Shields, Emmy award-award winner Leslie Jordan and Trey O’Dell, a breakout star from NBC’s “The Voice” will share a stage in Fayetteville Friday, November 11th in support of Northwest Arkansas’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
The 10th annual Northwest Arkansas Equality Night is presented by Walmart and benefits Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality (NWA Equality)’s free community services and a new scholarship created by the Arkansas Alumni Association’s PRIDE Alumni Society for University of Arkansas students who are passionate about LGBTQ issues.

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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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Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 12:57pm
RT @chrisjohnson82: 91-year-old gay veteran sues to upgrade "undesirable" discharge to "honorable" https://t.co/fUXC5cut0G @WashBlade
Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 2:07pm
#NWAEquality Night is one week away! Order your tickets to celebrate w/ Miss America and Leslie Jordan! https://t.co/0gHdk5rZZH #NWark