Trans-Masculine Peer Support Group

The Center is closed 30 minutes before and after the meeting.

The mission of our peer community work is to provide LGBTQ individuals, families, and friends who have similar experiences with a safe and structured space to support and encourage one another in healing and wellness.

Peer support is founded on the principle that people who share an experience have something to offer which may not be provided by mental health professionals. Through such groups, individuals gain a sense of community and affiliation, receive resources and tools for wellness, healing and self-exploration, and have the empowering opportunity to share their own experiences and provide support to others.

Email info@nwaequality.org for additional info.

Trans-Feminine Peer Support Group

Our Support Services program is designed to provide LGBTQ adult and youth individuals, families, and friends with education, resources, and a safe and structured space to support and encourage one another in healing, wellness, and growth.

The trans feminine support group is open to individuals who identify on the feminine side of the gender spectrum, in order to share information and support relevant to the social and medical needs of our community. All nonbinary genders are welcome.

Email info@nwaequality.org for additional info.

Transgender in Faith Communities

Join us for discussion panel on transgender issues, especially how being transgender affects our life in relationship with our faith and acceptance/involvement in places of worship.

Stephanie Mott (founder and executive director of Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project), Rev. Gwen Fry (Episcopal priest), Raymond M. Sweet, Justine Morgan Turnage, and Cathy Campbell (PFLAG) will speak on the panel, which will be moderated by Janis Walters.

This forum is for family, friends and allies of transgender individuals. All are invited and encouraged to attend this free educational event.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFF) is a diverse faith community that promotes justice and service while seeking personal and spiritual growth. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion promoting personal experience, conscience, and reason bound to neither statement of belief nor creed.

Find out about our commitment to LGBTQ people here – http://www.uua.org/lgbtq

River Valley Pride Kick-Off Dinner

Please join us for our River Valley Pride Kick-Off Dinner! This River Valley Pride tradition gives us an opportunity to gather together at a local, supportive restaurant to break bread as a community and have a good time.

PLEASE RSVP as we need to know how many to plan for!

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

80s Skate Night

Come dressed in your 80s gear and skate the night away!

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

Open Mic Night

Join us for a night of creative discussion, poetry, and opinions.

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

Can You Karaoke?

Please join us for our Karaoke contest at Kinkead’s!

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

Ice Cream Social

Cool down with us during our family-friendly Ice Cream Social, with ice cream from Uncle Louie G’s Fort Smith, AR

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

River Valley Pride Revue Show

Come out to see some of our former Miss Gay Fort Smith Pride and Miss River Valley Prides take to the stage once more. All money raised will be donated to the River Valley Equality Center!

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

River Valley Pride Picnic

Come one, come all to the River Valley Pride Picnic!! The River Valley Equality Center will be grilling out hot dogs and burgers, so bring a friend, bring your family, and bring some sunscreen and join us down at Belle Point Park!

We will have vendors on-site selling various odds and ends as well as some slides for the kids. There will also be a Cake Walk!

We hope to see you there!!

Pride t-shirts will be available for pick-up, if pre-ordered, or for purchase.

Big Bad Gina Rock the Sanctuary

Rock the Sanctuary with Big Bad Gina who will perform live in concert to benefit UU Fayetteville’s ministries.

Celebrate LBGTQ month with your UU friends & all for a great cause – progressive religion in NWA!

$15 tickets will be sold at the door

Who is BBG??
Brilliant acoustic to radical electric, Big Bad Gina is genre hoppin’ and folkin’ rockin’. This all female ensemble combines impressive multi-instrumentalism with blissful 3-part harmonies. BBG is comrised of former UUFF Music Director Renée Janski, (Ethno-Amazon vocals, gypsy fiddle, and keyboard kinesthetics); Jori Costello, (Singer/songbird rocker, guitar groovin, percussion pounding Goddess); and Melodie Griffis (Global jazz Angel with the silky soprano voice, keeping it rollin’ on the bass and guitars.)