UofA Schola Cantorum, “Considering Matthew Shepard”

UA Faulkner Performing Arts Center 453 Garland Avenue, Fayetteville

In partnership with NWA Equality, the University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum performs Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson. Composed in 2016, Considering Matthew Shepard is a large musical work for mixed chorus and soloists, piano, guitar, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, bass, and percussion. The two concert chronicles the events surrounding the murder of Matthew… Read more about UofA Schola Cantorum, “Considering Matthew Shepard”

April Gay Book Club

Brick Lane Books 113 S. 2nd Street, Rogers, AR, United States

This month, we're reading John Copenhaver's The Savage Kind, winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Mystery. Two lonely teenage girls in 1940s Washington, DC, discover they have a penchant for solving crimes — and an even greater desire to commit them — in the new mystery novel by Macavity Award-winning novelist John… Read more about April Gay Book Club

April Happy Hour

The Odd Soul 126 W. Emma Ave., Springdale, AR, United States

The Odd Soul in downtown Springdale is where we'll be for April's Happy Hour!

April GenPride Coffee Hour

NWA Equality 179 N. Church Ave., Fayetteville

Our GenPride program provides time and space for the members of the region's LGBTQ community, ages 50+ to socialize and have fun! Sign-up to receive specific GenPride notifications here! We'll meet this month at NWA Equality's resource center in downtown Fayetteville.

May Happy Hour

Bentonville Dive 115 NW 2nd St., Bentonville, AR, United States

It's patio season, and we'll take full advantage of Bentonville Dive's patio for May's Happy Hour. See you there!

May Gay Book Club

Two Friends Books 801 SE 8th Street, Bentonville, AR, United States

In celebration of AAPI Month, we're reading Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu. A necessary and exciting addition to the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu's debut novel offers a moving and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss. Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion… Read more about May Gay Book Club

June Gay Book Club

Pink House Alchemy 928 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR, United States

It's Pride Month, and the Book Club is celebrating with stories about Southern Queer and Genderqueer experience: Manywhere by Morgan Thomas. The nine stories in Morgan Thomas’s shimmering debut collection witness Southern queer and genderqueer characters determined to be reflected in the annals of history, whatever the cost. As Thomas’s subjects trace deceit and violence… Read more about June Gay Book Club

July Happy Hour

Java Dudes 718 N. 2nd Street, Rogers, AR, United States

We return to our regular third Thursday time for this month's happy hour at the LGBTQ-owned Java Dudes in Rogers. See you there!

July Gay Book Club

Pearl's Books 28 E. Center Street, Fayetteville

To commemorate the U.S. birthday month by reading Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Purchase from Pearl's to receive a discount! The enthralling debut from bestselling novelist Michael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complex friendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man's sexual identity. Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative… Read more about July Gay Book Club

August Gay Book Club

Two Friends Books 801 SE 8th Street, Bentonville, AR, United States

We're celebrating back to school by reading Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir), one of the most banned books of 2021! This intensely cathartic autobiography charts Kobabe's journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay… Read more about August Gay Book Club