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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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Lambda Legal Condemns South Dakota and Mississippi Bills Targeting Trans Youth

“To trans youth in South Dakota, Mississippi and all across the country, trust that there is an entire community of people who celebrate you, stand with you, and believe that you deserve to feel safe and respected.”

NEW REPORT: Lambda Legal Report Reveals Alarming Scope and Scale of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, Underscoring Need for Urgent Action on the Equality Act

As Congress considers comprehensive protections for LGBTQ people, statistical data collected and analyzed by Lambda Legal’s Help Desk reveals that widespread anti-LGBTQ discrimination continues to persist in communities everywhere, in many forms — underscoring the need for urgent action on the Equality Act.

Lambda Legal Hails Biden Administration for Explicitly Extending Fair Credit Protections to LGBTQ People

“This rule sends a clear message to all kinds of lenders – from giant banks and credit unions to payday lenders and mortgage brokers – that discriminating against LGBTQ people is off limits.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Passage of Equality Act by U.S. House of Representatives

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The vote was 224-206, with three Republicans joining all the Democratic representatives in favor of federal legislation that will update existing federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to confirm that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful discrimination based on sex.

Lambda Legal Hails Introduction of the Equality Act

Today, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced the introduction of the Equality Act, federal legislation that will update existing federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to confirm that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful discrimination based on sex.

Lambda Legal Hails Biden Administration for Explicitly Extending Fair Housing Protections to LGBTQ Individuals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today issued guidance explicitly extending the protections of the Fair Housing Act to LGBTQ individuals. Karen Loewy, Senior Counsel and Seniors Strategist at Lambda Legal, issued the following statement:

Foster Youth and LGBTQ Advocacy Groups Celebrate Biden Administration’s Agreement to Halt Discriminatory HHS Rule Change In Response to Legal Challenge

In response to a lawsuit filed by a foster youth and alumni group as well as LGBTQ service and advocacy organizations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has agreed to a court order that immediately stayed the effective date of a discriminatory Trump-era rule.

Lambda Legal Celebrates Repeal of “Walking While Trans” Ban and Recognizes the Leadership and Advocacy of Transgender Women of Color

"This repeal is a call for justice. It is a significant step to address violence perpetuated against transgender women and women of color by the state."

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:

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