It’s by far our most requested event, and it’s BACK and BIGGER than ever! Staged at Fayetteville’s famed George’s Majestic Lounge, join Shawn Tyler Andrews, M’Shay Victoria Foster, Queen Anthony, Miss Gay Arkansas, Cassandra Rae Reality, and host Arin Austin, … Continued
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.
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.
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 follow the direction set … Continued
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – February 14, 2016 – NWA Hope, the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality’s confidential HIV testing and education program, is partnering with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to offer regular testing services for the area’s homeless population. The expanded testing is funded by the Walmart Foundation through a Northwest Arkansas Giving Grant.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – February 14, 2016 – Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality is now accepting applications for its first-ever paid staff position. The NWA Equality Board of Directors created the Program and Volunteer Services Manager position as part of the organization’s efforts … Continued
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – September 8, 2015 – Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality issued the following statement while celebrating an historic night in Fayetteville as voters passed the city’s new Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance (Ordinance 5781):
“Today the people of Fayetteville voted for acceptance over fear and showed that cities can ensure religious freedom while protecting the rights of each and every citizen. People from all walks of life chose to lead Fayetteville and Arkansas toward a more inclusive future. History will remember this as a proud moment when businesses, religious leaders and everyday citizens worked together to unite our community, grow our economy and finally move Fayetteville forward.”
The following letter from NWA Center for Equality Board President Chaz Allen was published in the September 3rd edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Now is a pivotal moment for Fayetteville. The results of the Sept. 8 election will send a strong message about who we are and what we stand for. From local equality ordinances to policies like those of Wal-Mart and the University of Arkansas, communities, businesses and institutions have increasingly chosen to clearly state that they don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind. It’s time for Fayetteville to do the same.