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.
Sam Simpson | Special Assistant AND Communications Associate
Sam Simpson joined Pride Fund in February of 2018 as Special Assistant after having previously worked at Greer, Mitchell, Margolis, & Burns where he was a creative writing intern on government and non-profit advertising accounts. Prior to GMMB, Sam also interned at the National Governors Association, The State Chamber of Oklahoma, and Lindsey+Asp Advertising & PR. Sam is passionate about LGBTQ issues and draws on his creative and strategic background to aid progressive causes. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science.