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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
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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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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."

Lambda Legal Welcomes Announcement of President Biden’s Commission on Court Reform

"This Commission is a step in the right direction to examine the state and health of our third branch of government and its relation to the state of our democracy."

Lambda Legal Condemns Arkansas Legislature Overriding Veto of Youth Medical Care Ban

“I want transgender youth who see what is happening in legislatures throughout the country to know that they are not alone.”

Lambda Legal: DOJ On Solid Ground Finding that Title IX Prohibits Discrimination on the basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

“We hope [state lawmakers] take this message seriously, and stand down from their dangerous and mean-spirited attacks on our community, particularly those targeting transgender youth.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Arkansas Governor’s Veto of Youth Medical Care Ban

“We hope that other states considering similar dangerous bills heed Governor Hutchinson’s example and reject wholeheartedly any attempt to single out and hurt transgender children.”

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Judge Paul Feinman

"We hope that more LGBT lawyers, including lawyers of color, lawyers living with HIV, and lawyers from other historically underrepresented groups, are inspired by Judge Feinman's life to pursue public service as judges."

Case Concerns the Regulation of Student Speech Off-Campus and on Personal Social Media

“Student misconduct that involves hate, bias, or prejudice can have a devastating impact on victims and often reverberates across campus and the broader school community.”

Lambda Legal Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Dr. Rachel L. Levine as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

Today, the United States Senate confirmed the appointment of Dr. Rachel L. Levine to lead the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, a critical government agency charged with enhancing the health and well-being of all people in the country. Dr. Levine is the highest-ranking official in United States government who is openly transgender.