There are many worthy reasons to sing Dan Reynolds’ praises.
The straight-identifying frontman of Imagine Dragons has committed to helping queer Mormons find self-acceptance in a world that’s taught them they are defective.
In 2017, he teamed up with former Morman rocker Tyler Glenn to stage the first of what has become an annual music festival in Salt Lake City. LoveLoud, which takes place on July 28, aims to raise a million dollars for organizations like the Trevor Project and the Tegan and Sara Foundation as well as Utah-based LGBTQ charities.
And the process of putting the first-ever LoveLoud festival together and Reynolds’s own interrogation of the LDS Church’s policies toward LGBTQ Mormons is the subject of HBO’s new Live Nation-produced documentary, Believer.
He also happens to be quite the babe.
In a recent Instagram post, Reynolds opened up about his health struggles, finding a moment of triumph after battling with the autoimmune disease ankylosing spondylitis.
just a few months of reworking my entire lifestyle/diet/exercise w/ @thor345622 and I have zero inflammation now. These before and after pictures say it all. Sorry for the corny exercise post but truly changed my life and healed years of pain. Unbelievably grateful for health.
Along with the inspirational message, he shared a swoon-worthy photo:
While many commenters congratulated Dan on his bounce back to health, others had their eye on a different sort of inspiration…