Pride Fund to End Violence

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The nation's first LGBT PAC to reform gun laws will meet in Orlando Wednesday night. The group’s sole focus is gun policy reform. Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and other LGBT leaders will be holding at the meeting as well as survivors and family members of the Pulse Nightclub massacre. 
 
The event is called “Pride Fund to End Gun Violence." The committee is being "organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates at the national level who support sensible gun reforms," said the organization in a prepared statement. "We are tired of congress's inaction, and through the pride fund we are adding the strength and organization of the LGBTQ community to help prevent future gun tragedies and curtail the influence of the powerful gun lobby."
 
As the first openly gay commissioner of Orlando, Sheehan has been at the front of this movement since the Pulse attack.
 
"You cannot get your message across by killing people,” said Commissioner Sheehan a day after the Pulse massacre in June. “You're nothing but thugs and murderers. We will show you that we are a better community and a better America than this."
 
The meeting will be held Wednesday August 17th at "The Hammered Lamb" located at 1235 N Orange Avenue. It is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. For more information visit: http://www.pridefund.org/
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