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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
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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

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Press Releases

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Lambda Legal Announces National CEO Search

(New York, March 28, 2019) – Today, Lambda Legal announced its search for the organization’s next CEO.

NCLR and Lambda Legal Sue Arizona over Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

(Tucson, AZ, March 28, 2019) – The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal, along with law professor Clifford Rosky and pro bono counsel Perkins Coie LLP, today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Equality Arizona, including its members who are public school students, challenging the State of Arizona’s anti-LGBTQ curriculum law, which bars students from receiving medically accurate, age-appropriate information about non-heterosexual people in their health education classes.

Lambda Legal Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Kenneth Lee

(Washington, DC, March 13, 2019) – Lambda Legal sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urging them to oppose Kenneth Lee, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Lambda Legal: Equality is on the Horizon

(Washington DC, March 13, 2019) – Today, Lambda Legal praised Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) as well as Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) for introducing H.R. 5, the Equality Act, in the 116th Congress.

Neomi Rao Confirmation is Bad News for LGBT Rights

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Neomi Rao, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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.

Lambda Legal and TLDEF Sue North Carolina Officials for Denying Health Care Coverage to Transgender Employees And Children

(Greensboro, NC, March 11, 2019)—Lambda Legal and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a federal lawsuit against North Carolina officials today for discrimination in state employee health care.

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.