You may know LOVELOUD Festival as the LGBTQ+ music festival founded by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds. Now, after years presenting and promoting the event, AT&T is building on the amazing energy of the festival and fundraiser with LOVELOUD The Mini Series. The six-episode series captures the experience of the LOVELOUD festival through incredible performances and insightful testimonials from event attendees. Featuring performers Dan Reynolds, Kesha, Tyler Glenn, Daya, Tegan and Sara, Vincint and Parson James, the series captures the energy and soul stirring enthusiasm that makes LOVELOUD so extraordinary. Through music and the power of storytelling, LOVELOUD showcases the impact and the inspiration so many brave young artists have on today’s LGBTQ+ youth.
The coming together of thousands of gay, queer and transgender youth through LOVELOUD is fun, community-driven advocacy that loudly says you are loved and celebrated. Check out the new mini-series here.
Also in recognition of National Coming Out Day, AT&T in partnership with The Trevor Project, released its third wave of videos from their Anytime, Anywhere content series, this time featuring trans advocate and YouTuber Miles McKenna. Miles has over 1 million followers and is best known for his “Miles Chronicles” where he candidly speaks about his transition and sexuality. The series has already showcased a few of the biggest and brightest LGBTQ+ influencers like YouTubers Kalen Allen and Tyler Oakley. All three have contributed heartfelt stories of feeling isolated as youths and implore LGBTQ+ young people who may be experiencing the same thing to utilize the Trevor Projects 24/7 counseling service via text, chat and phone. The Trevor Project (thetrevorproject.org/247) is the leading national LGBTQ+ organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth under 25.
Both LOVELOUD Foundation and The Trevor Project are amplifying the issue of LGBTQ+ youth suicide, with support from AT&T. The suicide rate of LGBTQ+ youth is four times that of their peers and 50% of transgender people have attempted suicide, many before the age of 25. Although the LGBTQ+ community has made significant strides in the last decade there is still work to be done.
What a meaningful message on National Coming Out Day! AT&T has been blasting the series out across social media to reach LGBTQ+ youth and to increase awareness of The Trevor Project’s life-saving services.