The River Valley's voice for LGBT equality

The River Valley Equality Center is a community organization committed to non-violent advocacy for the rights of all humans, with an emphasis on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and other minority sexualities. RVEC is using a combination of visible action, education, and social support to change misinformed hatred and prejudice to acceptance and goodwill.

Upcoming Events

(or see our full calendar)

August 11
Trans* Support Group
Board Room, Fort Smith Public Library
August 13
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
August 20
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church


Gender & Identity Conference

We're sponsoring a conference, open to the public, discussing gender-related issues. Doctors, therapists and thought leaders, including Dr. Stephanie Ho and Dr. Lisa Dawson, will be speaking. The conference will happen August 4th, 1-4pm at Fort Smith Public Library. Bring yourself, your questions, and your experiences!

River Valley Pride 2018

Bringing you our Pride events for 2018!

We're so grateful that we've had people asking how they can help with Pride, and we're happy to say that the best way you can support us during Pride Week is simply by showing up and having a good time. We work behind the scenes to bring Pride to you, our community, and we can't wait to see you!

Learn more about our Pride events here, and find our Pride Facebook page here.


Moonlight Masquerade: RVEC's Fifth Annual Gala

Get ready for the party of the year, Moonlight Masquerade, the River Valley Equality Center's Fifth Annual Gala! Tickets are on sale now -- see our Gala website for more details.

We can't wait to see everyone on April 28th!


Need immediate help?

We recommend the following services for crisis counseling:

Arkansas Crisis Hotline


The Trevor Project


Openarms Youth Project


Trans Lifeline


Mailing Address

215 North 6th Street

St. John's Episcopal Church

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

AA group meets at St. John's, on the side by the fire station

Email : rivervalleyequalitycenter@gmail.com

Call : (479) 274-0825

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