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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
info@nwaequality.org

Get Connected.

1611′ Photography
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Business Description
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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Bella Vista, AR
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Abigail Hill – Realtor, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette
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Business Description
Professional Realtor serving the Northwest Arkansas area
Nonprofit Owner and Director
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I am a full time REALTOR® dedicated to providing my clients with high quality professionalism and honest service. When buying/selling your home, I'll be here for you every step of the way. My Real Estate areas of expertise in Northwest Arkansas include: Fayetteville, Springdale, Cave Springs, Rogers, Centerton, Bentonville, and Bella Vista. NWA is where I call home, and I can't wait to also make it yours!

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3589 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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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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ASanders Counseling, LLC
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Hi all. I'm a local Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing mental health services at The People Place in Bentonville, AR.
I am committed to building therapeutic relationships where individuals feel seen, heard, accepted and supported. I consider myself to be an affirming therapist with an open and relaxed style that my clients tell me helps to feel at ease right away. I believe therapy is an invaluable space where you can begin to explore all the parts of yourself and begin to heal and flourish. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ Community, I have found a deep passion and empowerment in working with those alike. I specialize in treating teens and adults with anxiety, grief, mood disorders, self harming behaviors and trauma.
I use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to meet individual needs which may include: improving relationships, healing from traumatic experiences, processing significant life changes, or managing feelings of anxiety. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
I cherish the connections built in the therapeutic space, and would be honored to walk a part of this journey with you. Our work together will be filled with compassion, understanding, and curiosity. Therapy can be challenging - it’s not easy to share about the hard stuff in our lives - but I’m right there with you every step of the way.

Physical Address
3400 SE Macy Rd Suite 28, Bentonville, AR 72712
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Burrell Behavioral Health
Business Description
Burrell Behavioral Health is a growing nonprofit community mental health center. We provide Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, School-Based Services, Community-Based Services, Psychiatry and Medication Management for adults and youth in the state of Arkansas. We work in partnership with the communities we serve to address behavioral health needs beyond the walls of our buildings. Whether it is through hosting educational events, integration with area health systems or providing service access within area schools - Burrell believes connection is key to getting our friends and neighbors the help they need. Burrell does not turn away those who need our help because of a payment issue. We accept Medicaid, AR Kids First, private insurance, and have a sliding fee scale available for those paying out of pocket, based on need.

Rogers: 479-636-0083 | Springdale: 479-521-1532 | Harrison: 870-741-8484 | Mountain Home: 870-425-5644
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2005 W. Elm St., Rogers, AR 72756
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Carithers Johnson Devenport, PLLC
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At CJD Law Firm, we start with the end in mind. Our team is committed to achieving the best outcome through expert representation, integrity, and professionalism. Our bilingual team can handle all of your immigration and family law needs.

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111 W. Emma Ave.
Springdale, AR 72764
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Club Kinkead’s
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Business Description
For over 20 years Kinkead's has been Fort Smith's home to the LGBTQ community. They're the region's longest-running LGBTQ bar, and more than that, they are a family.
Physical Address
1004 ½ Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901
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Day By Day: A Center For Health and Healing
Business Description
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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215 N College Ave Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Foundation 4 Growth Counseling
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Counseling office in Bentonville geared toward helping people in the LGBTQIA+ community live happy and healthy lives. Telehealth and in person sessions available.

Physical Address
1202 NE McClain Rd, Bldg 7, Suite 144
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Get Checked Campaign, Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.
Business Description
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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179 N. Church Ave., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Gotahold Brewing
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Business Description
A quaint destination brewery, taproom and beer forest in Eureka Springs.
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We make share-worthy beer and provide the setting for positive, memorable experiences. Our mission is to do good for the planet, its people, and our community. We strive to provide a safe space for you to enjoy your time here. We have wine and nonalcoholic drinks. Just Bee Coffee Bar is in our building, too.
Family friendly brewery. Dog friendly beer garden. Beer pre-packaged to go and online ordering available.
Wifi available
Close to trails. Harvest Host.

Physical Address
409 W Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Kelamis Plastic Surgery
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Full-service plastic and reconstructive surgery practice offering a welcoming experience for all.
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In addition to a professional skin care product line and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Kelamis offers reconstructive gender-affirming procedures that are tailored to meet the individual goals and expectations of each person. Some most rewarding experiences for Dr. Kelamis and the rest of the team at Kelamis Plastic Surgery include the honor of caring for those transitioning. Accompanying individuals on this journey is life changing both for our patients and our care team.

Gender-affirming procedures may include plastic and reconstructive surgeons, urologists, psychiatrists, pediatric specialists, and endocrinologists all specializing in the care of transgender and gender diverse individuals. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) set the standards of care guidelines for safe surgical gender-affirming procedures.

Physical Address
101 Grant Pl Suite A
Lowell, AR 72745
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Modulation Institute, LLC
Business Description
Modulation Institute is a safe space for Trans & Non-Binary individuals to receive 1:1 private vocal coaching and music tutoring from any location.
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Modulation Institute is a safe space for Trans & Non-Binary individuals to receive 1:1 private vocal coaching and music tutoring from any location. Modulation Voice is designed for us to work together as a team on vocal feminization, vocal masculinization, and non-binary vocal expression in speech or singing.

Physical Address
1971 E Beltline Ave Ste 106 #461

Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Monolith Games
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Business Description
We specialize in tabletop games including board games, TCG's, Warhammer, roleplaying games and accessories!
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Monolith Games believes that games are better played with friends! We are a small mom & pop owned business in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and have a large gaming area with tables ready to host you and your family and/or friends for board games, TCGs, Dungeons & Dragons, and more! We host a variety of TCG tournaments including Yu-Gi-Oh and Friday Night Magic. We have 4 full size Warhammer tables that are perfect for epic battles, and multiple armies to try out for free! Whether you are a fan of 40k or Fantasy, we have miniatures and accessories including books for purchase! We hope that Monolith Games will soon become your choice place to hang out, make new friends, create new experiences, and challenge new rivals. We are so excited to meet you, and always excited to see familiar faces!

Physical Address
717 E Main St. Unit A, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
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Ozark Voice, LLC
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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.
Physical Address
13 Bobwith Lane, Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714
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Peace at Home Family Shelter
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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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PO Box 10932, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Sparkman Law Firm PLLC
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Attorney Sarah Sparkman handles criminal + traffic cases in Northwest Arkansas. Sparkman Law Firm's clients have direct access to Attorney Sparkman, and most clients don't even have to make a trip to the firm office to get their case resolved.

Physical Address
2928 N McKee Cir, Ste 121, Fayetteville AR 72703
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Stardust Weddings & Events
Business Description
Planning non-traditional weddings for badass couples!
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No matter how offbeat or eccentric, your wedding should reflect your personality and values. I help couples create weddings and events that mirror their backgrounds, styles, and interests. I love to see couples break traditions and create new ones. Whether it’s alternative fashion or design, a non-traditional ceremony, the blending of cultures, or a unique celebration, Stardust Weddings & Events is ready to guide you through the making of a life experience.
I started this business not only because I’m obsessed with all things weddings and parties, but also because I saw a gap in wedding services in Northwest Arkansas. I noticed that it was hard to tell which planners and vendors are LGBTQ+ accepting and gender affirming, and I wanted to create a place where couples could come to me and know I was accepting of them. While I specialize in LGBTQ+ weddings, I love working with EVERYONE. The relationships I build with the couples I work with is my favorite part of this job.

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Stephanie Funk REALTOR
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Business Description
Real Estate Agent in Northwest Arkansas serving residential, commercial and land clients.
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Stephanie Funk is a successful entrepreneur and active community member in Northwest Arkansas. She is one of the top producing real estate agents in the area and serves primarily Bentonville, Rogers, Bella Vista, Springdale, Fayetteville and surrounding towns.
As the largest independent real estate company in Oklahoma, McGraw Realtors® helps thousands of people buy or sell their homes and other real estate every year. Stephanie is excited to be a part of the team bringing McGraw Realtors to Northwest Arkansas.

Physical Address
1803 Phyllis St, Suite 101, Bentonville, AR 72712
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Support Services, Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc.
Business Description
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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179 N. Church Ave., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701
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