Peer Communities Expanded
Coming Out, Survivors of Suicide Loss, and Faith and Spirituality groups now available
Out and About in Northwest Arkansas
Special screening of “HOMO the Documentary” September 21st
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
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.read more
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.read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – May 13, 2016 – Shortly after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson called a new federal directive regarding rights for transgender students in public schools “offensive”, Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality quickly called on him to...read more