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 lot of feasting and fun.

In 2019, we expanded the event by collaborating with several Northwest Arkansas LGBTQ organizations and supporters, growing the capacity from 125 to over 300 people. During the height of COVID-19 in 2020, we persevered and retooled to feed 200 community members with to-go Thanksgiving meals.

This event is jointly produced by NWA Equality and the Arkansas Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in partnership with Siloam Springs Pride, The Equality Crew, and the Transgender Equality Network.

Tyson Foods sponsors this event.


Find out more information about Rainbow Thanksgiving 2024 here!