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NWA Equality Gala – November 13, 2015

Join us for one of our largest community events and help fund the fight for equality!


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 LGBTQA peer support groups, sports programming, as well as social and community outreach events, including Arkansas’ largest pride celebration, Northwest Arkansas Pride.

Local Community to Celebrate Historic Marriage Ruling; Statement from NWA Center for Equality

Local Community to Celebrate Historic Marriage Ruling; Statement from NWA Center for Equality

AYETTEVILLE, Ark. – June 22, 2015 – The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality issued the following statement celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in support of same-sex marriage and reminding Arkansans that much work remains as Arkansas’ journey toward full equality continues. Cheryl Maples, an attorney who represented plaintiffs in the historic case that struck down Arkansas’ Amendment 83 in 2014 and opened the door for LGBTQ couples to marry, joins NWA Center for Equality Saturday as grand marshal of the ninth annual NWA Pride Parade and Festival in Fayetteville. A full schedule of events is available at

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Upcoming Events

Thu 30

NWA Hope Testing Services

July 30, 2015, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every 0 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday
Fayetteville AR United States
Sun 09

Feminine Trans Peer Community Session

August 9, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every 2nd Sunday from 6-7pm
Fayetteville AR United States
Wed 12

Coming Out Peer Community Session

August 12, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fayetteville AR United States
Sat 15

Ice Skating

August 15, 12:00 pm
Springdale AR United States
Fri 13

Northwest Arkansas Equality Gala

November 13, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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