About Rainbow Thanksgiving

Since 2012, NWA Equality has partnered with various groups to feed LGBTQ community members who can’t get home to see family, their chosen family is already here, or maybe they're just looking for an excuse to eat and socialize! Whatever the reason, Rainbow Thanksgiving is an annual event where we want to see shining faces and cranberry-stained shirts for a whole lot of feasting and fun.

In 2019 we worked to expand the event by collaborating with several Northwest Arkansas LGBTQ organizations and supporters. This event is currently produced by The Abbey of Hillbilly Harlots, the Arkansas Crisis Center, Bentonville Follies, NWA Equality, PFLAG of NW Arkansas, Prism Takeover, and the Transgender Equality Network. This new effort grew the event's capacity from 125 to over 300 people.


Due to Covid-19 concerns, Rainbow Thanksgiving 2020, will be a 100% free meals-to-go event. Make your reservation here!

Event Contact:
Steve Harrelson, Operations Manager
Patty Johnson, Event Chair
479-966-9014, Ext. 1
info@nwaequality.org