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.
About the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence
Pride Fund to End Gun Violence ( "Pride Fund" ) is the only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention. Pride Fund was founded by Jason Lindsay, a gay Iraq War veteran, in the days following the June 2016 mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. When it occurred, the Pulse nightclub shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Pride Fund supports sensible gun policy reforms while championing LGBTQ safety and equality by advocating for legislation and supporting candidates at the state and federal levels.
To learn more, visit www.pridefund.org . Like on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pridefund and follow on Twitter: @Pride_Fund .
PO Box 32377
Washington, DC 20007
For more information, contact Taylor Houston at ( 860 ) 884-8853