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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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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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Arkansas Yoga Center
Address: 1949 N. Green Acres Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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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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Blue Star Business Services
Address: 355 N. College Ave., Ste. 5
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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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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Bordinos
Address: 310 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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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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C4 Nightclub & Lounge
Address: 509 W. Spring St., Ste. 250
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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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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Cafe Rue Orleans
Address: 1150 N. College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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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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Center for Artistic Revolution (CAR)
Address: 800 Scott St., Little Rock, AR 72201
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CAR consists of LGBTQ and Ally Arkansans working together to dismantle oppression, build community and secure equality utilizing education, organizing, advocacy, and cultural work. CAR is home to the Lucille Marie Hamilton Youth Center, Arkansas' first and only LGBTQ and ally youth drop-in center located in Little Rock. CAR's programs include: Diverse Youth for Social Change (DYSC) for LGBTQ/ally youth ages 12-22; Revolución LGBTQ, a program focused on the LGBTQ+ Latinx community in Arkansas; Safe Schools Project, proves workshops for school administrators, counselors, and educators on the challenges and concerns of LGBTQ students, same-sex parents, and co-workers. AR Affiliate National GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network, providing resources for GSA's and helping students establish GSAs in their schools.
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CenterLink
Address: P.O. Box 24490, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307
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CenterLink is an American member-based coalition of community centers serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. The organization, founded in 1994 as the National Association of LGBT Community Centers, provides services which support the development of LGBT community centers.
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Central Arkansas Pride
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The official organization producing the Little Rock Pride festivities.
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Charm Hair Studio
Address: 1114 N. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Charm Hair Studio is a full-service hair salon providing top of the line hair services in a relaxing and welcoming environment where they take great care to bring you a lovely experience. Owner, Amanda Lakes, cares about details and that shows through the services and the surroundings.
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Cheap Thrills
Address: 120 S. East Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Since 1992, Cheap Thrills has been Fayetteville's go-to for vintage clothing and consignment apparel.
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Christ’s Church
Address: 525 W. 15th St., Fayetteville, AR 72702
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Christ's Church is a vibrant and loving organization serving Fayetteville and the surrounding area since the 1980's.
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Club Kinkead’s
Address: 1004 ½ Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901
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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.
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Clubhaus Fitness
Address: 612 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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More than a gym, Clubhaus Fitness is a community of people that inspire, motivate, and support one another. Dedicated to introducing members to their state-of-the-art fitness equipment, friendly staff, modern design in an inviting and clean environment.
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Congregation of ETZ Chaim
Address: 4074 SW H St., Bentonville, AR 72712, at WaterWay Facility
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Since 2004 Congregation Etz Chaim has provided a place for those with diverse Jewish backgrounds with common goals and ideals. They offer a variety of programs, schooling, Torah study, services, and a Jewish Community. The members of Congregation Etz Chaim pride themselves on creating a safe and comfortable place for any Jew no matter their background to participate, grow, learn, or just relax and enjoy being Jewish. CEC is unaffiliated, which enables us to meet the varied needs of Jews in our tight-knit community.
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Conway Pride
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The official organizing group for Arkansas' longest running pride parade, Conway Pride.
Crisis Text Line
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The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential crisis support. Text HOME to 741741 to chat with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor. The Crisis Text Line is free on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon networks, standard messaging rates may apply for other carriers.
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Address: 600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a world-class museum welcoming all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. They explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.
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Curve Magazine
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Curve Magazine connects lesbians and bisexual women to our community. Established in 1990 as a print Magazine, Curve has given voice and visibility to the cause of equal rights in North America. Curve publishes daily through its social media channels and four times per year in print.
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Dancenhance Entertainment
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Dancenhance Entertainment believes if it's fun, it can be done. Dancenhance is known for having curated a unique, researched, and evaluated entertainment portfolio at an affordable price to offer to its clients. They can help any event maximize marketing and crowd engagement goals while receiving a professional entertainment product.
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