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)


November 6
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
7pm
November 13
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
7pm
November 20
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
7pm
November 21
Gaysgiving
St. John's Episcopal Church
6pm
November 25
Trans* Support Group
Board Room, Fort Smith Public Library
1:30pm
November 27
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
7pm
December 4
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
7pm
December 11
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
7pm
December 15
Trans* Holiday Party and Support Group Meeting
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
6-8pm

News


World AIDS day

Our first annual World AIDS Day vigil will take place on December 1st. Find more information here.



Gaysgiving 2017

Our Gaysgiving potluck this year will be on Tuesday, November 21st from 6pm-8pm at St. John's Episcopal Church (in the Fellowship Hall)!

We'll provide the turkey, but because this is a potluck, we ask that you bring a side, a dessert, or drinks.

Whether we see you frequently or whether this'll be your first time ever attending one of our events, we hope to see you there!



River Valley Pride 2017

We're thrilled to announce our River Valley Pride 2017 events -- join us to celebrate Pride with your community! Pride Week will include a dinner, the Miss River Valley Pride 2017 pageant, karaoke, a brunch, and more! Learn more about Pride 2017 here.

RVEC'S STATEMENT ON THE 2016 ELECTION

We've prepared a statement sharing our thoughts on the 2016 election.

CONGRATULATIONS!

We've prepared a list of local LGBT-friendly marriage officiants.

Contact


Need immediate help?

We recommend the following services for crisis counseling:

Arkansas Crisis Hotline

1-888-274-7472

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

Openarms Youth Project

918-838-7104

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

Address

215 North 6th Street

(We meet in the Chambers Meeting Hall of St. John's Episcopal Church)

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

Email : rivervalleyequalitycenter@gmail.com

Call : (479) 274-0825

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