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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
213-382-7600 x 247
twarnke@lambdalegal.org

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
ggonzalez@lambdalegal.org

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
snemir@lambdalegal.org

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
jadams@lambdalegal.org

Press Releases

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Florida AHCA Launches Sham Anti-Transgender Rule-Making Process

Health and LGBTQ Legal Advocates condemn stealth efforts by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to force through a new rule denying Medicaid coverage for medically necessary gender-affirming care.

Lambda Legal Applauds Biden Admin Executive Order to Advance LGBTQI+ Equality During Pride Month

President Biden issued a historic executive order today, announcing a series of actions the Administration will take to fight for LGBTQI+ people’s rights in America. The order includes actions to address discriminatory legislative attacks against LGTBQI+ children and families, prevent the use of harmful so-called “conversion-therapy,” safeguard LGBTQI+ people’s health care, protect LGBTQI+ foster youth and families, and improve access to federal programs for LGBTQI+ people and families.

Lambda Legal Names Jennifer C. Pizer as Acting Chief Legal Officer

“I’m beyond proud to lead Lambda Legal’s team of incredibly talented attorneys during this critical time.”

Texas Court Issues Emergency Stop to Gov. Abbott’s Anti-Trans Directive to Investigate Families of Transgender Youth

The Travis County District Court granted a temporary restraining order on Friday  to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating PFLAG families who are supporting their transgender children with medically necessary health care, including the three plaintiff families in the case.

Victory! Court Rules for Transgender North Carolina State Employees Denied Health Care Coverage

In lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and TLDEF, U.S. District Court finds that the North Carolina state health plan’s categorical exclusion of medically necessary gender-affirming health care is discriminatory and unlawful.

Lambda Legal Launches New Podcast

“Making the Case,” hosted by Alex Berg, will feature interviews with Lambda Legal attorneys on their work litigating some of the most consequential lawsuits on behalf of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV.

PFLAG National, Lambda Legal, and ACLU File New Lawsuit to Stop Texas from Persecuting Parents with Transgender Kids

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Texas, along with Texas-based law firm Baker Botts LLP, today filed a new lawsuit in Texas state court on behalf of PFLAG National and three Texas families.

Lambda Legal Celebrates Biden Administration’s Decision to Abandon Appeal of Court Order Striking Down Discriminatory Restrictions on Service Members Living with HIV and Welcomes Pentagon’s Policy Change

Lambda Legal celebrates the Biden administration’s announcement yesterday that it will no longer defend discriminatory restrictions that prevented service members living with HIV from deploying and commissioning as officers in the U.S. military. Instead of appealing the decision of the district court declaring these restrictions unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Lloyd J.

Health and LGBTQ Legal Advocates to Florida: Gender-Affirming Care Is Safe, Effective and Essential; Transgender Floridians Cannot Be Erased

“Should AHCA follow through on its clear intent to engage in a sham rule-making charade … we stand ready to defend the rights of transgender people in Florida.”

Lambda Legal Files Second EEOC Complaint against Dallas Arboretum on Behalf of Terminated Employee

“I was promoted, promised training and support, and received positive evaluations. The minute they found out I was gay, that all changed.”

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