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Encircle Press Conference with LoveLoud’s Dan Reynolds & Tyler Glenn

by dav.d

The day before LoveLoud there was a press conference with Encircle. They announced two new home locations for LGBTQ+ youth in Utah. And the event was filled with people from LoveLoud such as Imagine Dragon’s Dan Reynolds and Neon Tree’s Tyler Glenn and BYU & San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Young.

I’m sharing this photo first, cause I’m a BYU Cougar and this photo just makes me happy. #GoCougs

BYU icons Steve Young and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons

BYU icons Steve Young and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons

The event also thanked several individuals for their contributions to help renovate homes for Encircle. Someone even donated a grand piano for the music room. Pretty dang cool.

Some of the shorter attendees

Some of the shorter attendees

There were TV cameras from most of the local TV channels. And I was there as the press photographer for Encircle. I toured the building that will be remodeled and guests were invited to tour the home as well.

Tyler Glenn & Jackie Biskupski

Tyler Glenn & Jackie Biskupski

Families attending the press conference

Families attending the press conference

I was there to photograph a number of the attendees and the VIPs. There were people from Equality Utah, HRC of Utah, the Utah Pride Center, Encircle, local government, and more.

Tyler Glenn with Troy Young of Equality Utah and others

Tyler Glenn with Troy Young of Equality Utah and others

LoveLoud supporters

LoveLoud supporters

A group photo

A group photo

A larger group photo

A larger group photo

Well wishers

Well wishers

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox reads a proclamation from Governor Gary Herbert. It declared July 29th to be LoveLoud day and recognized the efforts of many to reduce suicide among youth and LGBTQ+ youth in Utah.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox of Utah

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox of Utah

The most moving moments were the words shared by Tyler Glenn with his coming out and then Dan Reynolds on why he wants to help out as an queer ally.

Dan Reynolds shares why he acts

Dan Reynolds shares why he acts

Dan Reynolds and Tyler Glenn

Dan Reynolds and Tyler Glenn

A toast from Tyler Glenn and Dan Reynolds

A toast from Tyler Glenn and Dan Reynolds

Stephanie Larsen who heads Encircle

Stephanie Larsen who heads Encircle

Representative Steve Eliason

Representative Steve Eliason

The Governor's statement for LoveLoud Day

The Governor’s statement for LoveLoud Day

The perfect light for an awesome portrait

The perfect light for an awesome portrait

I found perfect light for some photos

I found perfect light for some photos

Lots of people

Lots of people

Happy people

Happy people

Happy people

Happy people

Savannah meets people with Encircle

Savannah meets people with Encircle

More families

More families

Jim Dabakis with Lukas Horns

Jim Dabakis with Lukas Horns

And hey, it’s me with Savannah Kester. She is a future LGBTQ+ activist for sure.

dav.d and Savannah

dav.d and Savannah

HRC & Encircle folk

HRC & Encircle folk

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