Connecting the LGBTQ Community

Northwest Arkansas Equality is a nonprofit organization providing programming, education, and advocacy to serve, connect, and empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. We provide free HIV/STI testing services, various support groups, resources, and social and community outreach events. Each summer, we produce Northwest Arkansas Pride, the state's largest LGBTQ celebration!

Upcoming Events

May Happy Hour

Theo's has supported NWA Equality and has been a frequent place for the LGBTQ happy hours for a decade. We're happy to partner with Roger's location for our May event,… Read more about May Happy Hour

Free Mom Hugs in Fayetteville

Join NWA Equality as we host Free Mom Hugs founder Sara Cunningham in Fayetteville to kick off the FMH's southern tour! Refreshments will be provided.

Pride Out & About Happy Hour

We're kicking off NWA Pride 2022 at the top of Bentonville! Join us at The Momentary's Tower Bar for stellar views and even better cocktails.

June LGBTQ Book Club

NWA Equality's Reading Between the Lines LGBTQ book club kicks off with New York Times best-selling and National Book Award-winning Jacqueline Woodson’s Red at the Bone. The book club is open to LGBTQ individuals… Read more about June LGBTQ Book Club

2022 NWA Pride

Northwest Arkansas Pride returns in full swing for 2022 with the state’s largest LGBTQ Pride Parade, the second annual Trans March, the return of the Pride Festival featuring main stage… Read more about 2022 NWA Pride

2022 Trans March

The 2nd Annual Northwest Arkansas Trans March is scheduled for Saturday, June 18th. We march for visibility; to empower and support trans, nonbinary, gender variant, and gender-nonconforming people; to speak… Read more about 2022 Trans March

2022 Glitterville

Shimmer into Saturday night with Northwest Arkansas Pride's most fabulous event, Glitterville! Staged at Fayetteville's most legendary establishment, George's Majestic Lounge, Conway superstar and winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season… Read more about 2022 Glitterville

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