STATEMENT FROM JASON LINDSAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PRIDE FUND TO END GUN VIOLENCE:

October 2, 2017 Another day, another deadly shooting in America. Our hearts go out to the people of Las Vegas, who are suffering today from an unimagined horror. Last night’s massacre is another reminder that no one is safe when access to guns is so easy. We’re heartbroken and horrified for those involved as well as the community as a whole.

While the investigation continues and details continue to emerge, we must face the reality that one more American town is just the latest in a growing list of cities ravaged by senseless gun violence. To Columbine, Charleston, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Orlando we can now add Las Vegas, which has become the deadliest shooting in American history.

Pride Fund Releases Digital Ad Backing Chris Hurst

Washington, DC, September 18, 2017Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only LGBTQ political organization solely focused on gun violence prevention – today released its latest digital campaign ad, “Fighter”, highlighting Virginia Democratic delegate candidate Chris Hurst. Pride Fund is the first group to release a digital ad supporting a delegate race in the 2017 Virginia elections. This ad immediately follows the Hurst campaign’s television ad released last Friday.

Pride Fund Endorses Mark Levine and Jennifer Boysko in Virginia HD-45 and HD-86

LGBTQ PAC focused on gun reform makes endorsements in Virginia’s House of Delegates Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 24, 2017
-- 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 Mark Levine in HD-45 and Jennifer Boysko in HD-86. 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 TO END GUN VIOLENCE TO COMMONWEALTH VOTERS: VIRGINIA, DO YOUR OWN BACKGROUND CHECK—GILLESPIE, VOGEL & ADAMS PUT YOUR SAFETY AT RIS

Richmond, VA August 10, 2017 — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC, America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention, joined the chorus of gun reform activists today in asking what the Republican ticket promised gun rights extremists for their support in 2017. Pride Fund executive director Jason Lindsay issued the following statement:

 

“The NRA’s endorsement of Gillespie, Adams, and Vogel for Virginia’s top elected offices makes it clear that the gun lobby has a profound interest in influencing politics to advance their dangerous agenda and increase their profits. It’s not a secret that more than 90% of Virginians support background checks for gun purchases. What is a secret is what did Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel and John Adams promise gun rights extremists in exchange for their support in this year’s election? Pride Fund to End Gun Violence is asking Commonwealth voters to do their own background checks on Gillespie, Vogel and Adams to uncover the mystery.

Pride Fund Announces Billy Manes Memorial Fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 7, 2017 - Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC — America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention — announced today a new educational program to honor Pride Fund Board of Advisors member Billy Manes, who recently passed away. The Billy Manes Memorial Fellowship is an educational fellowship that honors Billy’s lifelong commitment to political advocacy while also commemorating his mentorship and involvement in the founding of Pride Fund.

 

“Billy was an integral member of Pride Fund to End Gun Violence and was one of the LGBTQ community’s most outspoken advocates. He touched so many lives as a selfless friend, community supporter and a willing mentor,” said Jason Lindsay, founder of Pride Fund. “This educational fellowship will highlight rising stars in advocacy and give them a platform to protect the marginalized and to speak out for what is right.  It will prepare emerging leaders for important positions in political advocacy by instilling in them the values that Billy embodied: determination, passion, and courage.”

Pride Fund Endorses Jennifer Foy, Wendy Gooditis, Mark Sickles, Marcus Simon, and Mike Mullin, HD-2, HD-10, HD-43, HD-53 and HD-93

LGBTQ PAC focused on gun reform makes endorsements in Virginia’s House of Delegates Race


WASHINGTON, D.C. August 03, 2017 -- 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 Jennifer Foy HD-2, Wendy Gooditis HD-10, Mark Sickles HD-43, Marcus Simon HD-53, and Mike Mullin HD-93 for Virginia’s House of Delegates. Pride Fund endorsed these candidates based on their commitment to championing LGBTQ equality and their support of common sense gun safety reform.

Pride Fund Responds to NRA Endorsements in Virginia’s Statewide Races

Pride Fund Responds to NRA Endorsements in Virginia’s Statewide Races

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 03, 2017 -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention – today released the following statement regarding the NRA’s endorsement of Ed Gillespie for Virginia governor, John Adams for Virginia lieutenant governor, and Jill Vogel for Virginia attorney general.

 

“The NRA’s endorsement of Gillespie, Adams, and Vogel for Virginia’s top elected offices makes it clear that the gun lobby has a profound interest in influencing politics to advance their dangerous agenda and increase their profits,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. “With the support of the NRA, Gillespie, Adams, and Vogel will sabotage Virginia’s strong gun laws at the expense of all Virginians. Pride Fund previously endorsed Dr. Ralph Northam for governor, Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor, and Mark Herring for attorney general because they will act on policies that the majority of Virginians support, such as universal background checks

Joint Statement from Pride Fund to End Gun Violence and Victory Fund on Donald Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Washington, D.C, July 26, 2017 – Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only
national LGBTQ political organization solely focused on gun violence prevention, joined by the
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund – today released the following joint statement in response to
Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday morning, which bans transgender people from
serving in the U.S. military:

PRIDE FUND TO END GUN VIOLENCE ENDORSES PHIL MURPHY FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY

PRIDE FUND TO END GUN VIOLENCE ENDORSES PHIL MURPHY FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 24. 2017 - 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 Phil Murphy for governor of New Jersey. Pride Fund endorsed Murphy based on his longstanding commitment to championing LGBTQ equality and his support of commonsense gun safety reform