There has been speculation that the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, is gay. While he has never publicly stated his sexuality, the band's music is known to support the LGBTQ community. Reynolds has also been an active participant in activism, especially when it comes to supporting LGBT youth and funding LoveLoud, an annual concert for LGBTQ youth. He's even gone as far as to make sure his performances are inclusive by waving rainbow flags for his fans.
He's also worked with queer musician Justin Tranter, co-writing Imagine Dragons' hit single "Believer." The song is a heartfelt anthem that celebrates the resilience of the queer community in these dark political times. It's no wonder that the anthem resonated with so many people and is now an official GLAAD anthem.
Every night at an Imagine Dragons show, Reynolds brings out a rainbow flag and drapes it over his shoulders for the audience to hold up in solidarity. The crowd reciprocates by raising their own flags, which are usually store-bought or made from a color printer at home. These flags are more symbolic of unity than any lighter app could be, and they're a great way for Imagine Dragons to connect with their diverse fan base.
With the recent rise of anti-LGBTQ legislation in the US, it's important for artists to be vocal allies. Imagine Dragons is no exception, and their support for the LGBTQ community is evident in all aspects of their work.