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Media Contacts

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
312-663-4413 x329

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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Federal Court Orders Lambda Legal Case of Nonbinary New Yorker Seeking Accurate Driver’s License to Proceed

"New York is denying nonbinary the ability to fully participate in society and causing ongoing harm to their well-being."

Lambda Legal and ACLU of Texas Plan to File Lawsuit if Texas Legislature Bans Medical Care for Transgender Youth

"This is a prime example of unwarranted governmental overreach to solve a problem that does not exist."

Lambda Legal Applauds HHS Action to Reverse Trump Anti-Transgender Healthcare Discrimination Rule; Encourages Further Action

“We encourage Secretary Xavier Becerra and the Biden administration to take additional steps to ensure that all LGBTQ people are completely covered wherever and whenever they may encounter discrimination during some of the most delicate and precarious moments of their lives, when seeking health care.”

Advocates Urge Court to Reverse Conviction in Commonwealth v. Carter Decrying Race and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Jury Selection

"Friend of the Court" brief filed at Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court by several racial justice and LGBTQ advocacy groups argues exclusion of jurors based on race and being LGBTQ violated jurors’ rights and denied defendant a fair trial.

VICTORY: Transgender Boy Denied Gender-Affirming Care to Get His Day in Court

“The court was unequivocal: C.P. has standing…, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will need to defend its denial of medically necessary care in court.”

Lambda Legal, ACLU and ACLU of Alabama to Challenge State Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth

“If Alabama lawmakers insist on passing this cruel, dangerous, and unconstitutional legislation into law, the state will immediately have a lawsuit to deal with.”

Lambda Legal: States Are Knowingly Putting Trans Youths’ Lives at Risk

“These attacks on trans youth must stop before more young people suffer needlessly because some powerful adults despise them and others don’t care enough to educate themselves.”

Lambda Legal Applauds HUD Withdrawal of Trump Rule Inviting Discrimination Against Transgender People Seeking Shelter

“Secretary Fudge’s withdrawal of this cruel rule, and her affirming words about the rights and dignity of transgender and gender nonconforming people are a true breath of fresh air.”

Lambda Legal Demands More Work Be Done in Wake of Chauvin Verdict

"We mourn George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, and every victim of police violence. We recommit to continuing to work for racial justice and fairer laws."