Apple CEO, Imagine Dragons headed to festival for LGBT youth

July 27, 2018 - 4:05 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those headed to Salt Lake City for a music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the Mormon church.

Reynolds says in a statement the appearance of the proudly gay CEO at the Saturday LoveLoud concert will show gay, lesbian and transgender teens their "unlimited potential."

Other headliners include dancer and singer Julianne Hough, DJ Zedd, and Tyler Glenn from the band Neon Trees.

Reynolds is Mormon, and told The Associated Press last month the festival is a passion project born from watching friends struggle with their sexuality and feeling unwelcome in the faith.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports the festival's aim of preventing bullying and suicide, though it's also opposes same-sex marriage.

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