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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

 

Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
212-809-8585 x267
jadams@lambdalegal.org

Jonathan Adams 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

 

Ian Wilhite - Washington DC Press Secretary
202-672-4877
iwilhite@lambdalegal.org

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.

 

Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer
212-809-8585 x 240
snemir@lambdalegal.org

Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

Midwest Region:
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Press Releases

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Kate Clinton to Headline Lambda Legal Annual Fort Lauderdale Reception

(Fort Lauderdale, March 11, 2019) Lambda Legal will host its annual Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale reception at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

U.S. Senate Abandons LGBT Community to Confirm Eric Murphy

(Washington, DC, March 7, 2019) – Today, Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Eric Murphy, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

Republicans Feign Interest in Protecting Health Care and LGBT People to Confirm Readler

(Washington, DC, March 6, 2019) – Today, Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Chad Readler, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Lambda Legal Mourns Death of Kansas LGBTQ Leader Stephanie Mott and Honors Her Legacy

(New York, NY - March 5, 2019) -- After the passing of LGBTQ leader and trailblazer Stephanie Mott, former chair of Equality Kansas and founder of Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP), Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan released the following statement.

Allison Rushing, Warrior for Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group, Confirmed to Lifetime Seat on Court of Appeals

Today, Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Allison Rushing, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Lambda Legal Announces Brian Richardson as New Director of Midwest Regional Office in Chicago

“We are delighted that Brian has chosen to bring his energy and expertise to Lambda Legal and look forward to the leadership he will provide across the Midwest.”

(CHICAGO, Friday, March 1, 2019) —Lambda Legal announced today that Brian J. Richardson, former Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Health, has been named Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Director, based in Chicago.

Lambda Legal: Senate Republicans Rubber-Stamp Neomi Rao’s Nomination

(Washington, DC, February 28, 2019) – Today, Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved Neomi Rao, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on a party-line vote:

Lambda Legal to 11th Circuit: Affirm Trial Ruling That Transgender Florida High School Student Can Use the Restroom that Matches Who He Is

“As if high school isn’t hard enough, I shouldn’t need a court to keep my school from discriminating against me just because I want to use the same restroom as the other boys.”

(Atlanta, February 22, 2019) — Lambda Legal today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to affirm a lower court ruling and require a suburban Jacksonville, Florida, school district to allow a transgender male student to continue to use the restroom that matches who he is.

Victory! Court Denies Stay; State Department Must Issue Accurate Passport to Nonbinary Intersex Citizen

From the ruling: “Dana has missed travel opportunities for four years throughout the course of this litigation, and Dana would continue to miss travel opportunities if a stay is granted.”

Court Orders Trump Administration to Halt the Imminent Discharge of HIV-Positive Airmen

“This is a major victory in our fight to ensure everyone living with HIV can serve their country without discrimination.”

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