Courtesy / NWA Pride

Northwest Arkansas Pride 2019 will feature the 15th annual Pride Parade in downtown Fayetteville. Before and after the pride, though, will be events featuring art, drag shows, music and more designed for participation from the entire community.  

Marie Emily George is an assistant professor of law at Wake Forest University and one of her specialties is LGBTQ rights. She spoke earlier this month on the University of Arkansas campus, and while she was in Fayetteville, she stopped by our studios to discuss civil rights related to transgender people.

courtesy: The Tulsa Voice

Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, Houston-based interdisciplinary visual artists, are creating fifty installations connecting LGBTQ histories in all fifty states pre-Stonewall to current day. The couple is currently investigating a mysterious turn-of-the-20th century bi-racial gay couple who lived in Harrison as the subject of their Arkansas exhibit.

The Pride Parade in Fayetteville is the largest in the state according to organizers. This year's parade is followed by a Saturday festival and more in downtown Fayetteville.

Experience Fayetteville and the Clinton House Museum have become the first two entities in the state to join the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. Founded in 1983, the IGLTA is a network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses and its members include organizations in more than 75 countries.