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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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Texas Enacts Transgender Youth Sports Ban

"HB 25 targets and attempts to further marginalize an already vulnerable student population by denying transgender kids the many benefits and opportunities full and equal

Victory! U.S. Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina State Health Plan’s Effort to Shield Itself from Health Care Discrimination Lawsuits

“Today’s decision protects the rights of marginalized people, including LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, to seek justice and obtain relief in court if they are subjected to health care discrimination.”

VICTORY! Court Rejects Efforts to Deny West Virginian Becky Pepper-Jackson Her Day in Court

“I love running, and being part of a team, and the State of West Virginia should explain in court why they won’t let me.”

Lambda Legal Sues North Carolina to End Birth Certificate Discrimination for Transgender People

Today, Lambda Legal, alongside the firms Baker Botts LLP and Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, filed a federal lawsuitchallenging the State of North Carolina’s discriminatory policy requiring transgender people to have undergone “sex reassignment surgery” in order for them to obtain an accurate birth certificate reflecting who they are. 

Lambda Legal Commends IOC for Reaffirming Its Commitment to Fairness and Inclusion in Athletics

“[F]or the IOC to issue a framework that explicitly rejects the categorical ban on transgender athletes from elite level competition should send a clear message to all.”

Civil Rights Advocates Bring Federal Court Challenge to Tennessee Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

“Luc just wants to play golf with other boys, to be part of the team, and to improve his game. Like all kids, he just wants to play.”

Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe, Layshia Clarendon, and Brianna Turner join more than 150 Athletes and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association in Supporting Trans Youth Participation in Sports

"There is no place in any sport for discrimination of any kind…The global athletic community grows stronger when we welcome and champion all athletes – including LGBTQI+ athletes.”

Lambda Legal Adds Two Additional Transgender Plaintiffs to its Challenge to West Virginia’s Unlawful Ban On Health Care Coverage

Today, Lambda Legal filed a motion seeking leave to add two additional plaintiffs—a Medicaid participant and a public employee—to its federal class-action lawsuit challenging West Virginia's blanket exclusion of health care coverage for transgender people in West Virginia's Medicaid and state employee health plans.

VICTORY! Fourth Circuit Rules North Carolina Can Be Sued for Violating the Affordable Care Act Over Discriminatory Anti-Transgender State Employee Health Care Plan

Groundbreaking decision marks first time that a federal appellate court rules that ‘sovereign immunity’ does not protect state entities from liability under Affordable Care Act if they receive federal funding.

Lambda Legal Sues Virginia Department of Corrections on Behalf of Incarcerated Transgender Man Denied Medically Necessary Health Care

“The only thing I am asking is to be treated fairly and have access to the same standard of healthcare that other incarcerated people receive."