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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]

Get Connected.

Abbey of Hillbilly Harlots/Arkansas Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
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Business Description
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
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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.
Physical Address
2904 NW 3rd St., Bentonville, AR 72712
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Business Description
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.
Physical Address
2894 N. McKee Cir., Ste. 101, Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Arkansas Department of Health, Washington County Health Unit
Business Description
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.
Physical Address
3270 Wimberly Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Arkansas State University, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
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Business Description
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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Business Description
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.
Physical Address
Department of Campus Life, Doc Bryan 233, 1605 Coliseum Dr., Russellville, AR 72801
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Arkansas Times Newspaper, Out in Arkansas
Business Description
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.
Physical Address
201 E. Markham, Ste. 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
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Arkansas Yoga Center
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Business Description
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.
Physical Address
1949 N. Green Acres Rd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Blue Star Business Services
Business Description
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.
Physical Address
355 N. College Ave., Ste. 5
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Bordinos
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Business Description
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.
Physical Address
310 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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C4 Nightclub & Lounge
Business Description
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!
Physical Address
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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Center for Artistic Revolution (CAR)
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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.
Physical Address
800 Scott St., Little Rock, AR 72201
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CenterLink
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Business Description
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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P.O. Box 24490, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307
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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
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Business Description
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.
Physical Address
1114 N. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Cheap Thrills
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Since 1992, Cheap Thrills has been Fayetteville's go-to for vintage clothing and consignment apparel.
Physical Address
120 S. East Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Christ’s Church
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Business Description
Christ's Church is a vibrant and loving organization serving Fayetteville and the surrounding area since the 1980's.
Physical Address
525 W. 15th St., Fayetteville, AR 72702
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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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