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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 Mourns the Passing of Legendary Activist Urvashi Vaid

Today Lambda Legal learned that legendary queer activist Urvashi Vaid passed away.  

 

Lambda Legal, ACLU Statement on Texas Supreme Court Ruling Partially Upholding Injunction Blocking Investigations into Families of Transgender Youth

The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling this morning that upholds part of an appeals court order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent transgender children with medically necessary healthcare.   

Lambda Legal Names John E. Roane, Jr. as Chief Operating Officer

Today, Lambda Legal announced it has named John E. Roane, Jr. as the organization's next Chief Operating Officer. 

"We are thrilled to have John join our team as our next Chief Operating Officer. John is an impressive professional with extensive experience in nonprofit management, system building, and staff development,” said Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO. “John will be a key member of our team as we continue to fight for full equality for LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV under the law in every state in this country.” 

LGBTQ Legal Rights Organizations Move to Protect California’s Trans-Inclusive Incarceration Policy

Lambda Legal, Transgender Law Center, and ACLU Foundation of Southern California file to intervene in anti-trans challenge to SB132: The Transgender Respect, Agency, and Dignity Act

Lambda Legal and Black & Pink National Launch “Protected & Served?” Survey

“Everyone who interacts with the criminal legal system, whether they are a victim of a crime or are suspected, accused, or convicted of committing a crime, has legal rights and must be treated fairly.”

Lambda Legal y Black & Pink National lanzan la encuesta “Protected & Served?”

“Toda persona que se relaciona con el sistema legal penal, ya sea víctima o sospechosa de un delito, acusada o condenada por cometer un delito, tiene derechos legales y debe ser tratada de manera justa.”

Families Sue Alabama Over Felony Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Adolescents

Two Alabama families filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging a recently passed law that criminalizes me

Federal Court Strikes Down Pentagon’s Discriminatory Restrictions on Military Service of People Living with HIV as Arbitrary and Unconstitutional; Hailed by Lambda Legal as “Landmark Victory”

“The court ruled that the Pentagon’s policies regarding service members with HIV are not only outdated, but unlawful, arbitrary and capricious, and unconstitutional . . . one of the strongest judicial rulings in over two decades..."

Lambda Legal Statement on Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court

“Along with her remarkable qualifications … Judge Jackson – as the first Black woman and public defender to sit on the highest court in the nation – brings perspectives, histories, and life experiences that the Court has been lacking.”

Civil Rights Groups to Challenge Alabama Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth

Lambda Legal, The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, Transgender Law Center, and Cooley LLP announced today plans to file a legal challenge to proposed legislation in Alabama that would criminalize medical professionals who provide gender-affirming care to transgender adolescents with up to 10 years in prison.

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