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From Mormon Missionary To LGBTQ Advocate (And International Rock Star)

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons, about his new documentary, Believer, which takes a critical look at the Mormon Church's policies toward its LGBTQ members.
Dan Reynolds addresses the crowd at the 2017 LoveLoud Festival in Orem, Utah. The Imagine Dragons frontman helped organize the event to benefit LGBTQ rights organizations. Source: Courtesy of HBO

Dan Reynolds is known to millions of fans around the world as the lead singer of the popular band, Imagine Dragons, because of hits like "Radioactive," "Thunder," and last year's chart topper, "Believer."

The spiritual questions at the core of "Believer" are unmistakable, but also deeply personal. Now, though, Reynolds has taken those questions to new, more public terrain — the treatment of LGBTQ members of the church of Reynold's upbringing, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon Church.

Reynolds wrestles with the church's stance on same-sex relationships in a new documentary, also called . It recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, which wrapped up last weekend in Park City,

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