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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


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
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Jonathan Adams covers the following regions/states:

Southern Region:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


Amanda Remus – Senior Public Information Officer
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Amanda Remus covers the following regions/states:

Headquarters Region:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC


Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer
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Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

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

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Court Says N.C. Law Does Not Bar Transgender People from Public Facilities

Ruling Allows Lawsuit to Move Forward on H.B. 142’s Restrictions on Local Protections

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A federal court last night said that House Bill 142, the 2017 law that replaced North Carolina’s notorious anti-LGBT measure, House Bill 2, does not bar transgender people from using public restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder also said that he would allow a challenge to the law’s ban on local LGBT nondiscrimination policies to go forward.

Lambda Legal Launches National Billboard Campaign: "Religious Freedom Is No Excuse for Discrimination"

NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2018) -- In the wake of efforts to weaponize the First Amendment in order to cloak discrimination in the mantle of freedom of religion, Lambda Legal today launched a national billboard campaign “No Excuse” underscoring that “religious freedom is no excuse for discrimination.” The first set of billboards were unveiled today at high-traffic locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.

Lambda Legal Stands With Dr. Ford Who Bravely Came Forward to Share Private Experiences of Sexual Assault on National Stage

(Washington, DC – Sept. 27, 2018)  Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Asks Senate to State Publicly That They Will Not Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC – Sept. 27, 2018) Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Urges Senators to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination With News of Third Accuser

(Washington, DC, September 26, 2018) – Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Sues Social Security on Behalf of Lesbian Seeking Spousal Survivor’s Benefits

“[T]he federal government is breathing life into the same discriminatory marriage laws that the Supreme Court has already struck down.”

Lambda Legal Urges Senators of Conscience to Step Forward to Convince White House to Withdraw Kavanaugh Nomination

(Washington, DC – Sept. 23, 2018) Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Applauds as California Becomes First State to Guarantee Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Foster Youth

(New York–Sept. 21, 2018) Lambda Legal today added its voice to the chorus of praise for AB 2119, which was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. His signing of the bill made California the first state in the union to explicitly guarantee gender-affirming health care for transgender youth in the state’s foster care system.

Victory! State Department Cannot Rely on its Binary-Only Gender Policy to Deny Passport to Nonbinary Intersex Citizen

From the ruling: “The authority to issue passports… does not include the authority to deny an applicant on grounds pertinent to basic identity[.]”

Lambda Legal and 60 LGBT Organizations Urge Senate to Postpone Kavanaugh Hearing and to Properly Investigate the Allegations of Sexual Assault

“We demand this nomination be halted until these serious sexual assault allegations can be properly and thoroughly investigated by both the Senate and by appropriate authorities.”