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About the Directory

Northwest Arkansas Equality is committed to identifying resources, organizations, and local businesses that work to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Community Connections is our living directory containing a list of our program and business partners, and sponsors, organizations, and other resources focused on providing support. These resources are vetted both in-house and by trusted organizations and partners.

Program partners and nonprofits should contact us for listing information. Businesses supporting the LGBTQ community can self-register by clicking the Create Listing button. Annual membership is $25.00, which helps support the efforts to maintain the directory and our advocacy and outreach work.

Directory Contact:
Steve Harrelson, Operations Manager
479-966-9014, Ext. 1
[email protected]

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1611′ Photography
Address: Bella Vista, AR
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Event/documentary photographer, specializing in running events.
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Primarily focusing on race (running) photography, 1611' Photography wants to elevate your story as you cross a finish line, climb a hill, or commemorate and event or life goal. No story is too simply, no run is too slow, and no distance is too short. If you are moving forward you'll cross the finish and get that finish line photo moment.

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Day By Day: A Center For Health and Healing
Address: 215 N College Ave Fayetteville, AR 72701
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You live day by day, you heal the same way! Day by Day offers integrative mental healthcare and holistic wellness services to the NWA community.
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We believe that everything is connected, that our bodies, minds and relationship to self and others, form a dynamic web. We believe that to heal in true and sustainable ways, all aspects of the web must be acknowledged, understood, and cared for simultaneously. We take a global view of your healing process and utilize a 360 degree approach to your treatment. Our goal is to empower you to be the architect of your own healing and health. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that uniquely meets your needs and supports you in achieving your goals in a thoughtful, holistic way.

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Address: 597 Magnetic Road
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Magnetic Valley Resort is Arkansas' Exclusive Clothing Optional Men's Resort!
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Magnetic Valley Resort is a clothing optional men's resort in beautiful Eureka Springs! We offer a heated pool hot tub, sauna, waterfall showers, scenic waterfall view, private cabanas, pool site amenities, food and drinks cabins, private rooms, homes, hostel, RV/Camp Sites. We also offer Day and Season Passes for non-staying guests.

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Ozark Voice, LLC
Address: 13 Bobwith Lane, Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714
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Ozark Voice is a specialized voice therapy clinic specializing in voice feminization and masculinization for transgender individuals. All of our therapy sessions are offered online so we're able to reach anyone, anywhere, in the state.
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Peace at Home Family Shelter
Address: PO Box 10932, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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All of the services at Peace at Home Family Shelter are voluntary and free of charge to survivors of intimate partner violence.
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Our mission is to empower victims of domestic violence to survive and thrive by nurturing their self-determination and courage; and to promote healthy relationships and compassionate communities through education, outreach, and advocacy.
Founded in 1977 by a group of community members, Peace at Home was the very first domestic violence shelter in the state of Arkansas. Our current programs include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, legal services, support groups, counseling, and housing assistance programs. All services are confidential and free of charge for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Each year, Peace at Home supports over 1,000 individuals in the community as they seek safety and independence.

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Tucker Holmes, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Journey
Address: 523 SE 6th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
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Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Journey is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to home buyers and sellers. BHGRE is a member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLRE), an organization that advocates for the housing and discrimination rights of the LGBTQ community.
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Arkansas Crisis Center & Hotline
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Your life matters! Arkansas Crisis Call Specialists are standing by to listen, provide support, and connect Arkansans with resources in their area via our Crisis Helpline. The Arkansas Crisis Center also provides community outreach and customized suicide awareness and prevention training.
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Burrell Behavioral Health
Address: 3715 Business Drive, Ste. 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Burrell Behavioral Health is a nonprofit community mental health organization offering psychiatry, mental health, and substance abuse care to those in need, including adults, families, and youth. Burrell Behavioral Health’s Mission is "To form meaningful connections and inspire hope in our community through individualized and accessible care, quality practices, and collaborative partnerships." Burrell Behavioral Health accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid.

Fayetteville: 479-521-1532 | Rogers: 479-636-0083 | Berryville: 870-423-1077 | Harrison: 870-741-8484 | Mountain Home: 870-425-5644
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Get Checked Campaign, Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.
Address: 179 N. Church Ave., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Get Checked Campain’s mission is to prevent the transmission of HIV in Northwest Arkansas through outreach and prevention education. The program provides free, confidential HIV testing and resources for the community. We strive to collaborate with regional HIV/AIDS organizations and local businesses to better provide education and testing services to individuals in need of counseling, education, and outreach. Services are open to everyone, and appointments can be made by phone or by clicking on our website below.
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Support Services, Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.
Address: 179 N. Church Ave., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701
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The mission of our Support Services Program is to provide LGBTQ youth and adult individuals, families, and friends with education, resources, and a safe and structured space to support and encourage one another in healing, wellness, and growth. For more information, click on our website below.
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The Trevor Project
Address: PO Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a young LGBTQ person you care about is experiencing a crisis, please call the Trevor Lifeline, 24/7, at 866-488-7386, message through TrevorChat, or text messaging interventions through TrevorText. Communication is free and confidential. The Trevor Project also operates the largest online social network specifically for young LGBTQ people, www.TrevorSpace.org.
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21st Amendment
Address: 406 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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21st Amendment is a laid back bar on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They have been an NWA Pride participant and sponsor, and frequent happy hour location since their opening.
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Abbey of Hillbilly Harlots/Arkansas Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
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Arkansas’ chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of the Hillbilly Harlots, is a group of queer nuns with a mission to spread love, light, and joy through education, awareness, and support for the LGBTQ community.
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All Saints Episcopal Church
Address: 2904 NW 3rd St., Bentonville, AR 72712
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All Saints believes in the Episcopalian Church's legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being. Women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in the church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels; leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Address: 904 West 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201
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The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation's Bill of Rights. Their organization uses legal, legislative and public education methods to protect constitutional issues including, free speech, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights. Since 1920, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
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ARcare, Fayetteville
Address: 2894 N. McKee Cir., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Along with many other health services, ARcare provides comprehensive care to those with HIV. This program includes several services that fall under a wide range of categories, including peer support services, care plans, co-pay assistance, medication assistance, dietitian counseling, gas vouchers for HIV-related visits and medical and non-medical case management, food voucher assistance and referrals for housing opportunities for those with HIV/AIDS.

The HIV Care Program is funded through the Ryan White Program, a federally funded program for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who have no health insurance (public or private), who have insufficient health care coverage, or who lack financial resources to get the care they need for their HIV disease.
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Arkansas Department of Health, Washington County Health Unit
Address: 3270 Wimberly Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703
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As a state agency, the Arkansas Department of Health has a mission to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans. ADH offers more than 100 services statewide to assure your water is safe, your children have their immunizations, your restaurants are safe. The ADH also offers HIV & STDI testing and education services.
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Arkansas State University, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Address: PO Box 1980, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72467
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ASU's GSA exists to help students and faculty understand the queer community. Activities include workshops, weekly meetings, special events, and other educational activities to help build a safer and more tolerant environment for all LGBTIA+ students and their allies at Arkansas State University.
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Arkansas Tech University, Spectrum Club
Address: Department of Campus Life, Doc Bryan 233, 1605 Coliseum Dr., Russellville, AR 72801
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Spectrum is a student organization devoted to the support and advocacy of the LGBTQ+ community on the Arkansas Tech University campus.
Spectrum's primary focus is to educate the campus and community in order to bring acceptance of diversity to Arkansas Tech University. They provide a safe non-judgmental space to share ideas and to interact with one another.
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Arkansas Times Newspaper, Out in Arkansas
Address: 201 E. Markham, Ste. 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
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Arkansas' newspaper of politics and culture since 1974, the Arkansas Times is noted for its opinion columnists and feature articles that take a decidedly liberal stance.
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