The LOVELOUD Festival returns to Salt Lake City this year with the first speakers and artists to celebrate the AT&T Powered by the LGBTQ community.
We know Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynold‘s loyalty to and support the LGBTQ community.
During a recent interview with Billboard, Dan Reyolds has shared his experience as an LGBTQ supporter. He said:
“First of all, whatever any artist’s endeavors are, whether it’s political or charity causes, it needs to stem from a real place. It needs to be something you are passionate about, that you really care about, that you’re not leveraging for other purposes or being charitable just to be charitable. Even though it’s great — there’s still charity raised — you have to go after things you’re passionate about, because it’ll resound. People can tell,
and they’re very intuitive, when someone is really passionate about something or not. It’s just part of human nature. So I can’t speak for other people, but I can say this is something I’m really passionate about and it affects a lot of my friends and people I care about. It’s been part of my life since I was young, whether it was just being in grade school and meeting kids who were gay and Mormon and seeing that conflict and watching how hard that was for them and how much distress it brought to their life.
It was a real part of growing up. I felt like I just had to be an ally since I was young, because these are my friends, and they were being really targeted and marginalized at the same time in really awful ways.”
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