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Media Contacts

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 Applauds as US Department of Education Issues Guidance on Combatting LGBTQI+ Harassment in School

“On the same day as the U.S. Supreme Court underscores schools’ responsibility for ensuring a safe educational environment, this critical guidance details what that environment should look like, and what protections LGBTQI+ students have.”

VICTORY: New York State Commits to Issuing Accurate Drivers Licenses and State ID cards with ‘X’ Gender Marker

"The work is far from done—but this is a significant step in the right direction.”

Lambda Legal Applauds VA’s Commitment to Provide Lifesaving Health Care for Transgender Veterans

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough announced his commitment to removing the categorical exclusion of transition-related surgical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health plan and to providing comprehensive health care for transgender veterans. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Sasha Buchert issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Applauds VA’s Commitment to Provide Lifesaving Health Care for Transgender Veterans

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough announced his commitment to removing the categorical exclusion of transition-related surgical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health plan and to providing comprehensive health care for transgender veterans. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Sasha Buchert issued the following statement:

Victory! Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Once Again

“There is no way to overstate how significant of an impact the ACA has had on the health of marginalized communities… For so many, these reforms were revolutionary.”

Supreme Court Rules Philadelphia Discriminated Against Catholic Foster Care Agency

Lambda Legal calls ruling “troubling but, importantly, it refused to give a free pass to people or agencies that want to discriminate against LGBTQ people for religious reasons.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Department of Education Announcement Clarifying Title IX Protections for LGBTQI+ Students

“LGBTQ students are protected against discrimination; it is the law, and there should be no confusion or doubt about it.”

Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Human Rights Activist and Beloved Former Colleague

“[Marco] was a passionate advocate who spoke truth to power in defense of his community, a vast and diverse group of people connected by struggle.”

Lambda Legal and ACLU of Ohio Issue Materials to Educate Public on Ohio Department of Health’s New Procedures for Trans Ohioans to Correct Birth Certificates Following Court Order

“For many transgender people, having personal identity documents, such as birth certificates, that are aligned with their gender identities is crucial to navigating life safely."

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