Imagine Dragons Singer Receives Award

Dan Reynolds receives Trevor Project Hero Award 2017
Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons onstage during TrevorLIVE NYC 2017

Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds was the recipient of the Trevor Project Hero Award on June 19th. He took this opportunity to express his regret at teaching anti-LGBT messages during his time as a young adult in the Mormon church. During his time as a missionary for the church, Reynolds spent much of his time knocking on thousands of doors spreading the message that “if you are gay and acting upon it, that is sinful.” (Billboard)

At the TrevorLIVE benefit, Reynolds confessed, “I wish I could re-knock on all those doors and tell them I was wrong.”

Watch full speech here:


The musician has come a long way from those days having been a vocal supporter of LGBT organizations like GLAAD, The Trevor Project, and Stand4kind in recent years.

Reynolds’ story is a reminder that minds can be changed and it’s important for our community to keep our hearts open and to practice patience for others to open theirs eventually.