It’s a Ball in Arkansas
October 12, 2011 by Karin Quimby, Political & Education Director, Project One America
Last year, when I was in Fayetteville working on "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" repeal, the folks at the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality provided robust support for the campaign--identifying veterans, clergy and other constituents to talk to Senator’s Lincoln and Pryor. Both Senators voted to end DADT and we can thank those in Fayetteville and around the state for convincing them to do so.
HRC will be back in Fayetteville on October 15 when State Legislative Director, Sarah Warbelow, will be delivering the keynote address at the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality’s 5th Annual Equality Ball. Warbelow, who is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law and an affiliated professor at George Washington University, will be assessing LGBT equality in Arkansas, in the South, and nationally. Come hear how you can be a part of the progress and support an important regional LGBT organization.
Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality, which works to achieve full equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Northwest Arkansas, hopes to raise awareness about LGBT youth and Gay/Straight Alliances in the area and the need to implement anti-bullying policies and practices in local schools. Thanks to Arkansas State Representative Kathy Webb, it’s now the law in Arkansas to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender kids in our schools. Last year, Arkansas was only the second state in the South to pass a fully enumerated anti-bullying bill to protect all our kids.
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