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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.

Get Connected.

1611′ Photography
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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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Bella Vista, AR
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21st Amendment
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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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406 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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479 Counseling
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Welcome to 479 Counseling, located in Downtown Rogers! I’m Tori Francis, owner of 479 Counseling. I am an EMDR Certified mental health counselor in private practice specializing in anxiety, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ issues and trauma. Serving the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, and greater Northwest Arkansas with both in-person and telehealth therapy sessions available.
Please note that due to potential HIPAA concerns, I do not return phone calls without a voicemail.
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It is absolutely possible to heal from complex trauma. Working with the right therapist can be transformative, and it is my privilege to help you explore the patterns, hardships, or relational issues keeping you stuck. Most of my clients come to me with histories of emotional abuse, difficult upbringings, or toxic romantic relationships. They often feel ashamed and insecure about these circumstances. Unpacking trauma is vulnerable, but the healing is profound. And whether it's your first time seeking treatment- or you've had therapy experiences in the past- I will strive to help you build a more authentic and meaningful life.
I specialize in helping adult women recover from trauma, codependency, and challenging family dynamics. I am also an affirmative therapist who works with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community. My practice is inclusive and authentic. I am EMDR Certified and I integrate EMDR, ego state work, somatic work, and psychodynamic interventions in my therapy.
479 Counseling is trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and welcoming to people of all spiritualities. My approach is collaborative and compassionate, fun and relational, and more holistic than medically-driven. If you feel ready to change your life, and you need support on your journey, I would be honored to offer guidance. Let's see if we're a good fit!

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211 W. Walnut #201 Rogers AR 72756
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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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Abigail Hill – Realtor, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette
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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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All Saints Episcopal Church
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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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2904 NW 3rd St., Bentonville, AR 72712
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
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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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904 West 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201
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ARcare, Fayetteville
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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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2894 N. McKee Cir., Ste. 101, 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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Arkansas Department of Health, Washington County Health Unit
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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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3270 Wimberly Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Arkansas State University, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
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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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PO Box 1980, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72467
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Arkansas Tech University, Spectrum Club
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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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Department of Campus Life, Doc Bryan 233, 1605 Coliseum Dr., Russellville, AR 72801
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Arkansas Times Newspaper, Out in Arkansas
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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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201 E. Markham, Ste. 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
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Arkansas Yoga Center
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The Arkansas Yoga and Therapy Center offers a complete in-depth yoga instructor training program. The comprehensive certification program covers Teaching Methodology; Anatomy and Physiology as it relates to yoga; Therapeutic benefits of VariYoga (a safe, accessible, and sustainable practice for everybody); and Alignment in Asana (poses) and Vinyasa (flow practice). In addition to the physical education necessary to safely teach yoga, a host of non-physical aspects are covered, such as communication skills, respect for self and others, the importance of yoga Philosophy and Meditation, and living a healthy lifestyle with high ethical standards.
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1949 N. Green Acres Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Authentic Connections Counseling – Shelby Freeman
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LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy
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The door to help and support is open to you. Whether you are experiencing a mental health struggle, needing guidance through a transition, or seeking a queer-affirming safe place to be your true self, you are welcome here. I provide counseling and therapy services locally in NWA and via telehealth throughout Arkansas. I work primarily with the LGBTQIA+ community, of which I am a proud member myself. It is my goal to create a space within our state, which can feel hostile and unsafe at times, where queer people are allowed to explore their authentic identities, learn strategies for coping with stress and anxiety, and find support for life's adjustments. While I specialize in trauma (religious, interpersonal, childhood, and relationship abuse included), I have experience working with individuals with the full spectrum of mental health and personal struggles. If you are in need of support, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach me via email, phone call, or through Psychology Today at https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/915035 - I look forward to hearing from you!

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215 N. East Ave. Ste. 205
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Blue Star Business Services
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Blue Star Business Services is your one-stop-shop for integrated digital and print marketing solutions. Since 2015, their mission has been to connect local businesses, nonprofits, and campaigns everywhere with the right audience.
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355 N. College Ave., Ste. 5
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Bordinos
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Since 1996, Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar has maintained a high standard of culinary craft and service. Bordinos offers classic cuisine for lunch, brunch, and dinner in a modern elegant setting with an award-winning wine list, creative chefs, and knowledgeable waitstaff. Whether you are out for a special occasion, catching up over happy hour cocktails, or calling the Hogs on game day, Bordinos provides a unique and welcoming atmosphere for any event.
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310 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Brittany Bloom Events & Design
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Event planning firm
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A full-service wedding and event planning firm that offers a variety of packages ranging from event management to full planning!

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21 Swanage Dr, Bella Vista, AR 72715
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C4 Nightclub & Lounge
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C4 Nightclub & Lounge is locally owned and operated by members of the LGBT community who want to have a fun, exciting, welcoming club and event location in Northwest Arkansas, where like-minded folks can go and have a great time. Get out to C4 and let them know what you think!
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509 W. Spring St., Ste. 250
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Cafe Rue Orleans
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Cafe Rue specializes in authentic New Orleans style cuisine with an extra cajun flare. Locally owned and operated, they offer the best choice for Louisiana cuisine in the region.
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1150 N. College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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