Welcome to Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality. We are a grassroots community and advocacy organization working to achieve full equality while creating an environment that embraces, promotes and supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally community of Northwest Arkansas.
We provide the citizens of Benton and Washington Counties with free HIV/AIDS outreach and testing services, a variety of LGBTQA peer support groups, sports programming, as well as social and community outreach events, including Arkansas’ largest pride celebration, Northwest Arkansas Pride.
NWA Center for Equality Announces Official 2015 NWA Pride Events; Cheryl Maples Named Pride Parade Grand Marshal
Northwest Arkansas’ 9th annual pride will celebrate “Equality for All” with events in Benton and Washington counties June 25th – 28th. To meet the needs of the growing local LGBTQ and ally community, NWA Pride, Inc. recently merged with the NWA Center for Equality, the area’s leading grassroots support and advocacy nonprofit supporting the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.read more
“This vote is a landslide victory for the people of Eureka Springs and for everyone who believes in acceptance and full equality for LGBTQ Arkansans. How much further will other…read more
NWA Center for Equality Statement Following Bentonville School District Non-Discrimination Policy Vote
“Less than 24 hours before hosting a high profile film festival that celebrates diversity, Bentonville is reminding the world that inequality is reality in Northwest Arkansas. It is disheartening that the Bentonville School District could not update an antiquated policy and protect all employees equally…read more