PRIDE FUND ENDORSES DEMOCRAT JENNIFER WEXTON FOR ELECTION IN VA-10

July 19, 2018 -- Washington, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced its endorsement of Democrat Jennifer Wexton for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Pride Fund endorsed Wexton for her commitment to fighting for LGBTQ equality and her support of commonsense gun safety measures.

LANDMARK NEW POLL: Gun Reform is the Top Election Issue for LGBTQ Americans Ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections

First of its kind LGBTQ poll reveals strong support for gun safety laws and little confidence in congress

June 28, 2018 – WASHINGTON D.C. – Gun reform is the most important issue for LGBTQ Americans in this election year, according to a landmark new poll that’s the first comprehensive look at the views of the LGBTQ community on the issues of guns and gun reform. Among its findings, the survey reveals that LGBTQ Americans overwhelmingly support commonsense gun safety laws, such as expanding universal background checks, banning assault weapons, and banning large capacity magazines and that their views will impact their vote this November.

Pride Fund Smacks Rep. Mike Miller For Hosting Fundraiser in Miami While Pulse Families Mourn on 2-Year Anniversary of Shooting

June 12, 2018 -- Orlando, FL -- State Representative Mike Miller, whose district includes the Pulse Nightclub, will hold a fundraiser for his Congressional campaign in Miami on the second anniversary of the Pulse massacre. Republican Mike Miller will seek Florida's 7th Congressional District, challenging Incumbent Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy who Pride Fund helped elect to Congress in 2016.

Media Advisory: Two Year Anniversary of Pulse Shooting, Pride Fund Adds Pulse Survivors to Board of Advisors

WASHINGTON, DC/ ORLANDO, FL, June 11, 2018 -- The two year anniversary of the Pulse shooting in Orlando is tomorrow, June 12. The death of 49 people and 53 injured inspired the founding of the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. Our issues impact every community in the country, every day. Pride Fund would appreciate the opportunity to brief you on our successes over the past two years, and our plans for the future.

Pride Fund Smacks Adam Putnam's Negligence, Allegiance to NRA Over Background Check Failure

June 08, 2018 -- Orlando, FL -- The Tampa Bay Times reports that Florida’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was not accessed for more than a year, potentially providing concealed carry permits to drug addicts, people with mental illness, and others who should be barred from owning a gun. An Office of Inspector General investigation found an employee for Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who oversees Florida’s gun permitting system, could not log in to the system, and applications and approvals spiked. Putnam has called himself a “proud NRA sellout” and aligned himself with the gun lobby during his current run for governor.

PRIDE FUND TO END GUN VIOLENCE PREPARES FOR CELEBRATION OF PRIDE, REMEMBRANCE OF PULSE WITH PULSE SURVIVOR

Gun Reform Organization Formed After Pulse Massacre Outlines Pride Week Events

June 06, 2018 — Washington, DC — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence –  America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – is recognizing Pride Month in the only way it knows how: planning a series of events to raise a hand in the air for Pride and kneeling to remember victims of Pulse.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES RICHARD MADALENO FOR MARYLAND GOVERNOR, GEORGE ZOKLE AND KEVIN MACK FOR MARYLAND HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND DANA BEYER FOR MARYLAND SENATE

May 22, 2018 -- Washington, DC --  Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – today announced its endorsement of four gun reform and LGBTQ champions in Maryland’s state elections: Richard Madaleno for governor, George Zokle in House District 20, Kevin Mack in House District 15, and Dana Beyer in Senate District 18. Pride Fund endorsed these candidates because they stand for the core principles of Pride Fund – advancing commonsense gun reform and LGBTQ equality.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES HARLEY ROUDA FOR CONGRESS

LGBTQ PAC focused on gun safety reform makes endorsement in United States House Race in California

April 3, 2018 -- Washington, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced its endorsement of business entrepreneur, Democrat Harley Rouda for Congress to represent California’s 48th Congressional District.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES TIM KAINE FOR US SENATE

LGBTQ PAC focused on gun safety reform makes endorsement in United States Senate Race in Virginia

March 26, 2018 -- Washington, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced on a press call today its endorsement of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Pride Fund endorsed Kaine for his longstanding commitment to fighting for LGBTQ equality and his backing of commonsense gun safety measures. Pride Fund's endorsement comes just 2 days after the historic March For Our Lives, where hundreds of thousands of committed activists marched in cities across the world to demand commonsense gun reform.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES TAMMY BALDWIN FOR US SENATE

LGBTQ PAC focused on gun reform makes endorsement in United States Senate Race in Wisconsin

March 19, 2018 -- Washington, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – today announced its endorsement of Tammy Baldwin for her re-election to the US Senate. Pride Fund endorsed Tammy for her commitment to fighting for LGBTQ equality and her support of commonsense gun safety reforms.

PRIDE FUND CELEBRATES INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2018 -- Washington, D.C. -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ organization solely focused on gun violence prevention – congratulates Governor Ralph Northam on his inauguration as Virginia’s 73rd governor. Pride Fund was the first national gun reform group to endorse Northam, signing onto his campaign in May 2017 during the primary process.

Pride Fund Congratulates Danica Roem On Historic House of Delegates Victory

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Danica Roem Wins Election, Making History As The First Out Trans State Legislator Ever Elected

November 07, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ organization solely focused on gun violence prevention – is extremely proud to congratulate its endorsed candidate, Danica Roem, on her incredible victory over Republican, NRA-endorsed incumbent Bob Marshall. Tonight, Danica made history as the first out transgender candidate for state legislature ever elected.

Pride Fund Congratulates Phil Murphy on Victory in New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Phil Murphy Wins Critical Governor's Race

Washington, D.C. November 7, 2017 --Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC — America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention — congratulates its endorsed candidate for Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, on his victory tonight over Kim Guadango. Murphy ran as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and campaigned on a gun violence prevention platform, which stands in stark contrast to his opponent’s, which embraced the gun lobby’s agenda.

Pride Fund Congratulates Chris Hurst On Victory

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Christ Hurst Defeats Gun Lobby Candidate, Joseph Yost

Washington, D.C. November 7, 2017 --Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC — America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention — is extremely proud to congratulate its endorsed candidate, Chris Hurst, on his incredible victory over Republican and NRA-endorsed incumbent Joseph Yost in Virginia’s 12th House District. Hurst’s victory is proof that pro-LGBTQ and pro-gun reform candidates can win, even in rural Southwest Virginia.

“We are holding NRA-backed candidates like Joseph Yost accountable across the country and making sure they are defeated at the ballot box when they stand in the way of commonsense gun reform. We are tired of listening to the same flawed talking points from NRA-endorsed candidates, and watching as these candidates allow 33,000 Americans to die every year from gun violence,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund to End Gun Violence.

Pride Fund Applauds Dr. Ralph Northam in Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Dr. Ralph Northam Defeats Gun Lobby Candidate, Ed Gillespie

Washington, D.C. November 7, 2017 -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ organization solely focused on gun violence prevention – is extremely proud to congratulate its endorsed candidate, Dr. Ralph Northam, on his incredible victory over Ed Gillespie for Governor of Virginia.

“Dr. Northam’s victory tonight proves yet again that gun violence prevention and LGBTQ equality are winning campaign issues. Voters around the country are making it clear that they support candidates who speak out boldly and unapologetically against the dangerous agenda of the NRA,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund.   

Pride Fund Applauds Justin Fairfax’s Victory in Virginia Lt. Governor Race

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Justin Fairfax Defeats Gun Lobby and Anti-LGBTQ Republican, Jill Vogel

November 7, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – is extremely proud to congratulate its endorsed candidate, Justin Fairfax, on his incredible victory over Jill Vogel in Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor race.

“Justin Fairfax was the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor that ensured both the safety and equality of all Virginians,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. “Justin earned our endorsement because he supports universal background checks, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. His opponent, Jill Vogel, dedicated herself to lining the pockets of gun manufacturers through her support of the gun lobby.”

Pride Fund Applauds Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring for his Re-election

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Attorney General Mark Herring Defeats Gun Lobby Candidate, John Adams

Washington, D.C. November 7, 2017 -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – is proud to stand with Mark Herring in his victory over John Adams in the Virginia Attorney General election. This victory proves to the Republican party and NRA-backed candidates that voters are rejecting the dangerous rhetoric of the gun lobby, and with enough grassroots activist efforts, pro-LGBTQ, pro-gun safety candidates can win elections.

“Mark Herring has consistently fought back against the gun lobby, pursuing policies that would cut down on gun violence; and he has been a strong, vocal leader on LGBTQ equality,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. “John Adams’s “AQ” rating from the NRA would have brought our country many steps back in our fight for a safer America. This win proves that candidates win when they run on a gun violence prevention platform that speaks to the basic safety and rights of the American people.”

Pride Fund Official Statement on Karrie Delaney’s Victory in HD-67 of Virginia House of Delegates

Pride Fund Endorsed Candidate Karrie Delaney Defeats NRA-Backed, Anti-LGBTQ Republican Jim LeMunyon

Washington, D.C. November 7, 2017 -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention –  is honored to celebrate Karrie Delaney’s victory over Jim LeMunyon in District 67 of the Virginia House of Delegates.

“It was obvious that Karrie Delaney was the correct choice this election for a safer Virginia. While Jim LeMunyon served in the Virginia House of Delegates, he voted time and time again for dangerous gun lobby bills that would endanger Virginia families and children,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund. “Pride Fund is excited to stand with Karrie tonight. We look forward to working with Karrie in Richmond to make Virginia communities safer and more inclusive for everyone in the Commonwealth.”

Pride Fund Supports Rep. Esty’s “Keep Americans Safe Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 12, 2017 -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence  – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced today its support of Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty’s newly introduced bill, “Keep Americans Safe Act.” Rep. Esty introduces this bill to ban large capacity magazines in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.