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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
213-382-7600 x 247

Tom Warnke covers the following regions/states:

Western Region:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

South Central Region:
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas


Graciela Gonzalez – Senior Public Information Officer
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Graciela covers the following regions/states:

Midwest Region:
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota


Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer

212-809-8585 x 240

Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

Southern Region:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Headquarters Region:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director

212-809-8585 x267

Press Releases

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Lambda Legal Applauds as President Biden Rescinds Transgender Military Ban

Today, President Biden honored a commitment he made during the 2020 campaign and announced the rescission of the discriminatory ban on open military service by transgender people.

Lambda Legal: Biden-Harris Administration Poised to Usher In New Era of Progress for LGBTQ+ People and People Living with HIV

Today, Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings released the following statement on the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration:

Lambda Legal Hails Biden Administration Rescission of Trump Ban on Speech about Systemic Racism, Sexism, and Implicit Bias

“The Biden Administration has reaffirmed its commitment to undertake an honest and long overdue reckoning with sexism and structural racism in our society.”

Lambda Legal Applauds President Biden’s Quick Action to Strengthen Antidiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ People

“… LGBTQ people can now have confidence that the federal government will actually defend, rather than resist, our right to be free from discrimination.”

Lambda Legal Celebrates Biden Nomination of Dr. Rachel L. Levine as Assistant Secretary of HHS

“Her qualifications and professional experience make her an obvious choice for this position, but her life experience and visibility will inspire, and perhaps even save the lives of, countless young transgender people who face discrimination at every turn.”

Lambda Legal and Several Advocacy Groups Sue Trump Admin for Scrapping Requirements That Protected Social Service Recipients’ Religious Freedom and Access to Services

Today, a coalition of service and advocacy groups filed suit against the Trump administration for rolling back religious freedom protections that required faith-based organizations providing critical, taxpayer-funded services (like food and shelter) to inform recipients of their legal rights to be free from discrimination, not to have to attend religious programming, and to have the opportunity to get a referral for an alternative provider.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration's "Death to Asylum" Rule

In response to a request from Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, the U.S.

Trump Administration Launches Another Eleventh Hour Attack on LGBTQ Community with New HHS Rule Inviting Grantees to Discriminate

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday announced a rule that will permit social service agencies and providers that receive HHS grant funding to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as religion and sex. The rule impacts HHS-supported social services ranging from foster care, adoption, HIV and STI prevention programs, and refugee assistance, to programs for seniors and adults and youth experiencing homelessness, and many other public health services.

Lambda Legal: Biden Choices for DOJ Confront Tall Task to Restore Trust in the Institution

Today, President-elect Joseph Biden announced his nominees for key leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Justice: U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General; former homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco as Deputy Attorney General; former Justice Department civil rights chief Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clark, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

Lambda Legal Celebrates Election of Pro-Equality Senate

(New York, NY, January 6, 2021) – Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued the following statement about the election of Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock and apparent election of Democrat Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate, defeating incumbent Georgia Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Tuesday's run-off election: