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. Here’s what’s coming up over the next week leading up to the anniversary of the Pulse massacre:
Washington DC Pride Parade
Saturday, June 9
Pride Fund Office, 21 Dupont Circle NW
2 PM - 7 PM
Washington DC Pride Festival and Concert
Sunday, June 10
Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 3rd & 7th St
10 AM - 6 PM
Pulse Anniversary Remembrance and Vigil With Pulse Survivor
Tuesday, June 12
Dupont Circle Fountain, Washington DC
8 PM - 10 PM
The second anniversary of the Pulse massacre takes on an even heavier tone in the wake of the recent school shootings in Parkland, Santa Fe, as well as the Las Vegas concert massacre last fall. The gunman behind the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016 took 49 lives and injured dozens more using an assault weapon meant for the battlefield. Astoundingly, no gun reform measures passed in the wake of the shooting.
The DC vigil will be a solemn remembrance of those lost. Speakers include Pulse survivor Tiara Parker, Washington DC Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs' Ben DeGuzman, and Pride Fund founder and executive director Jason Lindsay. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC will perform.
INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: For more information or to arrange interviews with Jason Lindsay, Pulse survivors, or others associated with any of these events, please call communications director Taylor Houston at 860-884-8853.