Julianne Hough Dances for LGBT Acceptance in Mormon Capital

Julianne Hough was raised Mormon. But that did not stop the dancer from appearing last Saturday at the LoveLoud music festival supporting LGBT youth.

The festival — launched by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds in response to the anti-LGBT policies of the Mormon Church — did not receive the endorsement of the church's religious leaders this year.

Nevertheless, Hough traveled to Salt Lake City and wowed the sold-out Rice-Eccles Stadium with a choreographed dance to Sia's "The Greatest." The song choice is significant, as its music video is a tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse shooting in 2016. Moreover, the dancers conclude their performance with the waving of rainbow streamers — a symbol of LGBT Pride.

This year, LoveLoud featured performers like Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Tyler Glenn, and Grace Vanderwall. It raised over $1 million for organizations like Encircle, The Trevor Project, and the Tegan and Sara Foundation.

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