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

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February 8
Trans* Support Group
Board Room, Fort Smith Public Library
February 22
Board Meeting
The Egg of Fort Smith


World AIDS Day Walk and Ceremony

World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about HIV and how it is spread. It is also a day for people to unite together against the virus, commemorate those who have died and show their support for people who may currently have the disease.

This year, we are joining together as a community at Creekmore Park in Fort Smith for a symbolic walk to commemorate those we have lost to HIV & celebrate the strength of people who live with it today. A small ceremony will be held at the Gazebo following the walk, including a few speakers and music. Ribbons and candles will be provided. The event begins at 5pm on December 1st.


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

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Call : (479) 274-0825

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