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)

March 26
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
April 2
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
April 9
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
April 14
Trans* Support Group
Board Room, Fort Smith Public Library
April 16
LGBTQ-Friendly AA Meeting (Spectrum)
St. John's Episcopal Church
April 28
Moonlight Masquerade: Our Fifth Annual Gala
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Riverfront Pavilion


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!

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.


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


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


Need immediate help?

We recommend the following services for crisis counseling:

Arkansas Crisis Hotline


The Trevor Project


Openarms Youth Project


Trans Lifeline



215 North 6th Street

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

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

Email :

Call : (479) 274-0825

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