Saturday's second annual LoveLoud Music
Festival in Utah raised more than $1 million for LGBT youth.
Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds
helped organize LoveLoud, which raises money for several LGBT
organizations, including the Trevor Project and GLAAD.
According to LoveLoud's Facebook page,
it is dedicated to igniting “the vital conversation about what it
means to unconditionally love, understand, accept and support LGBTQ+
youth in our communities.”
Reynolds announced that the event had
hit its goal of raising $1 million.
“You did it by coming tonight from
all walks of life, from all sides,” Reynolds told the crowd at Salt
Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium. “I know there are people here
tonight on all sides. That's the beauty of it. And together, all of
us raised over $1 million for our LGBTQ youth.”
LoveLoud in Utah, Apple's Tim Cook tells LGBT youth they are a “gift
to the world.”)
Reynolds added in a tweet: “at a loss
for words. tonight at @LOVELOUDfest was nothing short of a miracle.
1 million raised for our LGBTQ youth. and even more importantly –
vital conversations ignited in a community that desperately needs