Since moving to NW Arkansas 1986, Chris Christoffel has been committed to the local GLBT community through her dedicated service to the Aids Task Force, HIV Arkansas, the annual AIDS walk, ACT-UP!, GLAD, BGLAD and other diversity endeavors, and is a founding member of PChris ChristoffelFLAG of NW Arkansas.

In past years she has been a part of the Women’s Library in Fayetteville, the National Organization for Women, the Arkansas Women’s Project, a recipient of the Alliance for Women’s Concerns Award, and a monitor for the NAMES Quilt when it was shown in Washington, D.C.

Chris is an outspoken incest survivor who has founded incest survivor support groups in Westchester County, NY and Washington, D.C.

In keeping with her playful spirit, she has played trumpet in the NYC Gay Marching Band, and was a founding member of Lambda Squares IN WDC- - the first gay square dance group recognized by the National Square Dance Association.

She is a current member of the NWA Center for Equality, where she set up its library. She currently works with the YES teen youth group and is a great fan of U of A women’s athletics.

And ever young at heart, Chris is a founding member of the NWA Rowing Club, an organization started by a lesbian - - you know, just for the fun of it! Please note this club has members from all persuasions and walks of life.

Chris was chosen by the board because of her work in informing the GLBT community via a newsletter long before anyone else was letting people know about the local community.