The Equality Crew

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal

We dream of communities where ALL youth are loved, appreciated and welcomed in ALL spaces - this includes milestone events like PROM! It is our desire to create an inclusive space for teens to experience all the excitement of a "normal" prom.

Join our NWA Gives Day Campaign 

to make Prom 2023 the best yet!

Our Story: In response to the vast inequities faced by LGBTQ+ youth in Arkansas, The Equality Crew was founded in April 2021 to address the need for young LGBTQ+ Arkansans to have a supportive community. The Equality Crew hosted its first annual Prom in April 2022 with over 150 LGBTQ+ teens and allies celebrating the memorable night. 

The Need: In a recent needs assessment of LGBTQ+ youth in NWA, 90% of youth were interested in having an inclusive prom. Activities like prom provide additional safe spaces and opportunities for youth to build additional supportive relationships - further enhancing their overall health and well-being - and in turn, provide a buffer from the hostile climate surrounding them. Social support and foster inclusive and affirming environments have all been identified in research as "protective factors" for LGBTQ+  youth.

Accessibility is a vital component of The Equality Crew's Prom 2023. We are committed to ensuring that every youth who dreams of attending this inclusive annual event is able to show up exactly as they wish and enjoys a fabulous experience. We will once again be offering mutual aid for formal/costume wear, accessories, hair, makeup and nails. 

In celebration of NWA Gives 2023, we invite you to join us in showing local LGBTQ+ youth that the larger community recognizes and supports them. Your donations will go directly towards providing an inclusive Prom 2023, including costs for venue, DJ, catering, decorations, photo booth, and souvenirs.

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Organization name

The Equality Crew

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1200 W. Walnut Street Suite 2501
Rogers, AR 72756