10th Annual Northwest Arkansas Equality Night

Celebrate a decade of courage with a special performance by Leslie Jordan November 11th

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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.

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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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 11:46am
Look who's coming to #NWArk! Join Leslie Jordan and support @arkansasalumni scholarships and local LGBTQ programs… https://t.co/L9l3Yg7PMh
Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 3:34pm
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Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 3:52pm
Want to meet Leslie Jordan in Fayetteville? Only a few tickets remain for #NWAEquality Night meet + greet… https://t.co/6y0Vt6DchQ
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 1:05pm
Wishing our friends in Little Rock a very happy #Pride today in our capital city!
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 8:56pm
On National Coming Out Day (and every day). Be strong. Be yourself. Be proud...in Arkansas and around the world. https://t.co/oHYcgepl7B nwaequality photo