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About the Program

From parties and networking opportunities to family-friendly outings and sports programming, NWA Equality organizes various activities for the LGBTQ community and their allies. Together we celebrate the strong sense of family within our community while also finding ways to appreciate local businesses and organizations that support equality. View the listings below, search for upcoming events on our Community Calendar, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram - and let us know your ideas for future activities.

LGBTQ Book Club

NWA Equality's Reading Between the Lines LGBTQ book club typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reading selections include a variety of cross-cultural and Queer subjects and works by LGBTQ authors. The book club is open to LGBTQ individuals and our allies, 18 and older. Please fill out a one-time registration here.

Please check our calendar for reading selections and meeting locations. Our program partners sponsor select books that can be ordered free or at reduced cost through Pearl Books in Fayetteville and Two Friends Book Shop in Bentonville.

GenPride Events

Our GenPride program provides time and space for the members of the region's LGBTQ community, ages 50+, to socialize and have fun! This generation survived against the odds, and their bravery and activism created the legal protections, celebrations, and LGBTQ representation we all enjoy now. Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

What else would you like to see from GenPride programming? Sign up here for GenPride event emails. You can also email us with any ideas at

LGBTQ Happy Hour

Since 2010, the Out & About Happy Hour has provided networking opportunities for the LGBTQ community. NWA Equality inherited the event's organization from community members in 2019. We revamped the program in 2021 to include an equal rotation of happy hours and other events between Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale. Visit our calendar to find out where we'll meet next.