In January, the United Methodist Church announced a proposed split over the issues of same-sex marriage and the role of LGBTQ+ clergy. The protocol would result in a new, more conservative "traditionalist" denomination, and offer the mainline United Methodist a way to loosen restrictions around homoseuxuality.
For the first time, the University of Arkansas Department of History is offering a course on LGBTQ-plus history as part of the department’s gender studies program. The course is being taught by Ren Pepitone, Assistant Professor of History.
The Queer Housing Alliance Project is a nonprofit resource collaborative that looks at the full spectrum of housing needs for queer-indentifying people in their lifetimes. The goal of the initiative, which was launched in June, is to create an online resource for the local queer community.