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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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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.

Southern Poverty Law Center & Lambda Legal Sue DOJ and BOP for Records on Rollback of Protections for Transgender People in Prison

(NEW YORK, November 20, 2018) – Today, Lambda Legal and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to compel the federal agencies to produce all documents and communications connected to the Trump administration’s decision six months ago to alter its Transgender Offender Manual, including communications with outside advocacy groups.

Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Gay Widower Seeking Spousal Benefits

“The Social Security Administration is allowing the heartbreak of discriminatory marriage bans to persist by holding same-sex couples to a standard that many could not meet.”

Lambda Legal and 75 National and State Organizations Urge HHS Not to Grant South Carolina License to Discriminate

"To allow faith-based agencies to put their beliefs ahead of the well-being of children in the state’s care is not only unconstitutional, but more importantly, it is harmful to the very children agencies are paid by the government to care for."

Lambda Legal Condemns McConnell’s Decision to Advance Thomas Farr Nomination Despite History of Black Disenfranchisement

Today, Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked cloture on the nomination of Thomas Farr, Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.