Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons today announced the second annual LOVELOUD Festival designed to ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities. The 2018 LOVELOUD Festival will be powered by AT&T.
One of the most troubling issues with a lack of communication or an absence of acceptance amongst young people in the LGBTQ+ community is teen suicide. The numbers are staggering. Consider the following:
- Suicide is the leading cause of teen deaths in Utah.
- LGBTQ+ youth that come from a home or community where they are not accepted are eight times more likely to commit suicide.
“LOVELOUD is committed to creating a community of inclusion,” continued Reynolds. “Our goal is to create support and resources for those in crisis, specifically by providing insight into recognizing and helping those in need, resources to those wanting to learn more, and guidance on how to more effectively start a conversation with family and friends.”
Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, April 6th at 10 a.m. MT via Smith’s Tix.
Join @imaginedragons at the 2018 @LOVELOUDFEST on July 28th in Salt Lake City at the Rice Eccles Stadium. Tickets go on sale Friday April 6th. Details available at: https://t.co/nbhmc8FNAy Powered by @att #LOVELOUD #ATTLIVEPROUD pic.twitter.com/HVMdIhJU9h
— LOVELOUD (@LOVELOUDfest) April 2, 2018