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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
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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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Midwest Region:
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Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer

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Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

Southern Region:
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Headquarters Region:
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Jonathan Adams - Communications Director

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Press Releases

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LGBT Advocates Urge Eleventh Circuit to Uphold Lower Court Ruling to Provide Medical Care to Transgender Woman in Florida Prison

Late yesterday, eleven LGBT advocacy and legal services organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit urging the court to uphold the district court ruling in a case brought by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Florida, and global law firm DLA Piper LLP on behalf of Reiyn Keohane, a transgender woman incarcerated in a Miami prison who was denied medically necessary care by the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC).

Lambda Legal: Supreme Court Should Maintain Injunction against Implementation of Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban

“The sudden urgency of the Trump administration’s effort to discriminate against transgender service members is bordering on the ridiculous.”

Lambda Legal: Supreme Court Should Deny Premature Request for Review of Transgender Military Ban Rulings

“There is no valid reason for the Trump-Pence administration to try to short-circuit established practice.”

Lambda Legal: Arizona Courts Right to Reject Religious License to Discriminate

“It’s about protecting LGBT people and families from being forced to endure bigotry and abuse in countless places, from fertility clinic to funeral home, and everywhere in between.”

Lambda Legal Joins Arnold & Porter in Lawsuit Brought against Suburban DC School District on Behalf of Transgender Teacher

“No one – student or teacher – should go through the hell I was put through at school just for being who they are.”

Trump Quietly Starts Firing Service Members Living with HIV Just Before the Holidays

“It’s disgusting that the Trump Administration is sending some men and women in uniform home for the holidays without jobs simply because of their HIV status.”

Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration for Third Same-Sex Widower Denied Survivor’s Benefits

“Social Security’s nine-month rule serves only to continue the harms that invalid marriage bans created. It’s past time for a change.”

Lambda Legal: Same-Sex Couple Blocked from Serving as Foster Parents Deserve Their Day in Court

Federal Court hears oral argument in U.S. Government’s effort to have Lambda Legal lawsuit dismissed

Lambda Legal on Senator Scott’s Opposition to Thomas Farr Nomination

(Washington, DC, November 29, 2018) – Today, Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after Senator Tim Scott announced that he would oppose Thomas Farr, Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina:

Lambda Legal: DOJ Request for Supreme Court Review on Transgender Military Ban is Premature

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review three preliminary federal district court rulings that have kept the Trump administration from implementing its discriminatory plan to prevent transgender people from serving in the U.S. Armed Services.