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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
312-663-4413 x329

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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Lambda Legal Mourns Passing of Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador and Champion for LGBTQ Rights, Jim Hormel

“Lambda Legal, our movement, and I have lost a great and irreplaceable friend, one I will truly and deeply miss.”

Lambda Legal Welcomes Kristine Kippins as New Deputy Legal Director for Policy

Lambda Legal today announces that Kristine Kippins has joined the organization as the new Deputy Legal Director for Policy, based in its Washington, D.C. office.

Tenth Circuit Affirms Federal Trial Court Ruling Rejecting Anti-LGBTQ License to Discriminate

“The appellate court today saw through ADF’s transparent and continuing effort to secure a ‘free to discriminate’ card to exempt 303 Creative from abiding by the laws all other Colorado businesses are expected to follow.”

VICTORY! Federal Court Blocks West Virginia Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

Today, a federal court ruled that 11-year-old Becky Pepper-Jackson must be allowed to try out for the girls’ cross-country and track teams at her school, blocking West Virginia from enforcing a law that bans transgender girls and women from participating in school sports. The ruling came in the lawsuit challenging the ban filed by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of West Virginia, and Cooley LLP.

11th Circuit Confirms Florida School District Policy that Denied Transgender Student Access to the Bathroom is Unconstitutional

Today, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released a revised opinion affirming a lower court ruling that a Florida high school policy that denied a transgender student access to the boys’ restrooms was unconstitutional. Lambda Legal filed the case four years ago on behalf of then-high school student Andrew Adams and his mother, Erica Adams Kasper, against the St. Johns County School Board. Lambda Legal Senior Counsel Tara Borelli issued the following statement:

"Stack the Deck Against Hate" Campaign Recycles Anti-Trans Bills into Sports Trading Cards to Celebrate, Advocate on Behalf of Trans Athletes

Lambda Legal and Campbell Ewald Join Coalition of Allies to Launch New Campaign to Fight Wave of Trans Sports Ban Legislation Introduced in More Than Half of States

Lambda Legal Applauds Supreme Court Rejection of Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption Case

“The Supreme Court here did what the justices should have done two years ago after Masterpiece Cakeshop: Reaffirm important, longstanding precedent and deny the case yet another hearing.”

BREAKING: State Department to Allow X Gender Markers on U.S. Passports

Lambda Legal Plaintiff Dana Zzyym, Intersex and Nonbinary U.S. Navy Veteran, Anticipates the Accurate Passport They’ve Been Seeking for Six Years.

In Victory for Transgender Student, Supreme Court Declines to Hear Bathroom Dispute

“Gavin’s persistent fight for the rights of transgender young people stands as a reminder that the fight is far from over; he is a beacon of hope. Thank you, Gavin.”

VICTORY! Alaska Removes Medicaid Ban on Transition-Related Health Care

“Transition-related health care is essential health care, full stop. Our clients are delighted that the State of Alaska has, at long last, recognized that fact.”