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UPDATED: Arkansas venue’s CEO explains concerns about youth-focused Pride events

BY: - May 24, 2023

This article has been updated to include new comments from Northwest Arkansas Pride director Richard Gathright.  Walton Arts Center leadership says adults were not going to be allowed in one of the youth-focused areas at Northwest Arkansas Pride this year, citing this as a reason the nonprofit behind June’s LGBTQ+ festivities decided to move the […]

Arkansas House committee changes controversial public bathroom bill

BY: - March 28, 2023

The Arkansas House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved an amended version of a bill that initially would have criminalized entering and remaining in bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match an adult’s gender assigned at birth if children are present. Senate Bill 270 now limits potential misdemeanor charges and prosecutions to adults present “for […]