Nike is sponsoring a “Queer Youth Field Day” in Memphis this weekend, as they have for the last five years. In partnership with OUTMemphis, an LGBTQ+ organization of thirty-three years, the free event is targeted to children and adults between the ages of 13 to 25 and will feature a variety of activities.
“This event is FREE & OPEN to any LGBTQ+ youth and allies aged 13-25! Come out for an afternoon of bouncy houses, music, friends, and activities for folks of all abilities. Our DJ will be spinning hits to keep the good weather rolling, and we’ll have plenty of snacks and food on hand to keep you fueled throughout the afternoon!” says the invite for Saturday, April 22nd.
Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins or day-of registrations are allowed and OUTMemphis’ websitesays to RSVP for the address where the field day is to be held but this link gives the address as Glenview Park, located at 1141 S. Barksdale Street in Memphis.
According to the Memphis Flyer, volunteer coordinator and community manager for the group Anu Iyer said that the event is being hosted as a result of “harmful” legislation recently passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.