jason lindsay | executive director
Jason Lindsay is Founder and Executive Director of Pride Fund. Having served in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, he saw first-hand the devastation possible with weapons of war. He is also a seasoned political operative with 13 years of experience working in politics, government, and campaigns.
Prior to establishing Pride Fund, Jason served as a Congressional Relations Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was a liaison on government affairs and a strategic advisor to senior leaders of the VA. He represented the department to members of Congress and their staff and managed an issue portfolio of nearly $2 billion in annual operating funds.
After much reflection and in response to the tragedy in Orlando, Jason knew it was time for action. His vast political experience and passion for preventing future gun tragedies drove him to create Pride Fund—the LGBTQ’s community voice in the fight against gun violence.
taylor houston | communications Director
Taylor Houston is from a small town in Connecticut, minutes away from Sandy Hook where a mass shooting took place at an elementary school in 2012. He is Pride Fund’s Communications Director and has experience working on progressive campaigns in the DMV area. He also worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign after graduating from Roanoke College with a B.A. in Political Science. He became an advocate after the Sandy Hook school shooting happened in his home state.
Nicholas Hannan | Billy Manes Memorial Fellow
After graduating high school in 2016, Nicholas chose to attend American University. He is now a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Economics. Before Pride Fund, Nicholas worked as an office assistant for Namati, an international non-profit organization dedicated to supporting legal advocacy in various locations throughout the globe. Nicholas joined the Pride Fund as an intern in October of 2017 to promote greater restrictions on arms sales and advocate for LGBT rights. He now works as Pride Fund's graphic designer and is honored to be the Billy Manes memorial fellow.