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Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds uses Billboard Music Awards speech to call for end to conversion therapy

This is wonderful.

Imagine Dragons won the award for Top Rock Artist at the Billboard Music Awards and the band’s frontman, Dan Reynolds, made his acceptance speech a call for an end to gay conversion therapy: “I just want to take this moment to say that there are still 34 states that have no laws banning conversion therapy. 34. And on top of that, 58 percent of our LGBTQ population live in those states. This can change but it’s going to take all of us talking to our state legislation, pushing forward laws to protect our LGBTQ youth. I just want to say we have seen with conversion therapy that our LGBTQ youth have doubled the rate of depression, tripled the rate of suicide after conversion therapy. It’s not working. It needs to change.”

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