PRIDE FUND ENDORSES CHRISTINE HALLQUIST FOR GOVERNOR IN VERMONT

August 10, 2018 -- Washington, DC — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced today its endorsement of Christine Hallquist for Governor of Vermont. Pride Fund endorsed Hallquist based on her commitment to championing LGBTQ equality and her support of common sense gun safety reform.

“We support Christine Hallquist for Governor because she demonstrates the commitment to an ideal Vermont that paves the way for gun reform and LGBTQ equality” said Jason Lindsay, founder and Executive Director of Pride Fund.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES GIL CISNEROS IN CA-39

August 9, 2018 -- Washington, DC — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced today its endorsement of Democrat Gil Cisneros for California’s 39th District. Pride Fund endorsed Cisneros based on his commitment to championing LGBTQ equality and his support of common sense gun safety reform.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES SENATOR BILL NELSON FOR RE-ELECTION TO U.S. SENATE

August 8, 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 Democratic Senator Bill Nelson for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Pride Fund endorsed Nelson for his commitment to fighting for LGBTQ equality and his support of commonsense gun safety measures.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES DARREN SOTO IN FL-9, VAL DEMINGS IN FL-10 & CARLOS GUILLERMO SMITH IN STATE HOUSE-49

Washington, D.C., August 2, 2018 — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – announced today its endorsement of Congressman Darren Soto in FL-9, Congresswoman Val Demings in FL-10, and State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith in FL-49 for re-election. Pride Fund endorsed these candidates for re-election based on their commitment to championing LGBTQ equality and their support of common sense gun safety reform.

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.

PRIDE FUND ENDORSES GUN REFORM CHAMPION STEPHANIE MURPHY (FL-7) FOR RE-ELECTION

ORLANDO, FL, JULY 12, 2018 – Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – today announced its re-endorsement of Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, a district with many families directly impacted by the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting. Pride Fund was critical in this race, helping Murphy defeat 24-year Republican incumbent John Mica, a gun lobby backed candidate who accepted a campaign contribution from the NRA just 48 hours after the Pulse tragedy, in a vile act of disrespect to those impacted by Pulse. Since her election, Murphy has been a leading voice in Congress and has sponsored bills such as the Gun Violence Research Act, which amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act to eliminate the prohibition on the Department of Health and Human Services using federal funds to advocate or promote gun safety. Pride Fund endorsed Murphy for re-election because she stands for the core principles of Pride Fund – advancing commonsense gun reform and LGBTQ equality.

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.