Vote Sepember 8th

Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance

Learn about Fayetteville’s new Ordinance 5781 and the For Fayetteville campaign


Save The Date

NWA Equality Gala – November 13, 2015

Join us for one of our largest community events and help fund the fight for equality!


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 Asks Bentonville Schools for EEO Policy Clarity

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – August 17, 2015 – This evening a measure to update the Bentonville School District’s Equality Employment Opportunity Policy to include clear language protecting employees from discrimination based upon parental status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity failed by a 2-4 vote. Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality called for immediate action to clarify district policy and protect all employees.

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Local Community to Celebrate Historic Marriage Ruling; Statement from NWA Center for Equality

Local Community to Celebrate Historic Marriage Ruling; Statement from NWA Center for Equality

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – June 22, 2015 – The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality issued the following statement celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in support of same-sex marriage and reminding Arkansans that much work remains as Arkansas’ journey toward full equality continues. Cheryl Maples, an attorney who represented plaintiffs in the historic case that struck down Arkansas’ Amendment 83 in 2014 and opened the door for LGBTQ couples to marry, joins NWA Center for Equality Saturday as grand marshal of the ninth annual NWA Pride Parade and Festival in Fayetteville. A full schedule of events is available at

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