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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 Sounds Alarm Over Discriminatory Child Welfare Bill in Arizona

“This bill is the very antithesis of religious freedom, is harmful to children and families, and should be stopped dead in its tracks.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Biden Administration Actions in Support of Transgender and Nonbinary People

“This moment is, in large part, the culmination of Dana and Lambda Legal’s relentless activism, demanding the federal government recognize all people— regardless of the gender binary—as valid and worthy of recognition and respect.”

Lambda Legal Condemns New Laws Targeting Transgender Arizonans

“These bills will make life harder for transgender kids across Arizona who should have the opportunity to grow up feeling loved and respected for who they are.”

Lambda Legal Blasts Florida Governor DeSantis After Signing “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the controversial Senate Bill 1834, known as the “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill.

Lambda Legal Condemns Arizona Legislature’s Discriminatory Trifecta

“[A]pparently not wishing to be left behind, Arizona legislators today pushed through three discriminatory copycat bills… Governor Ducey needs to veto these hateful bills: lives are in the balance”

Lambda Legal Sues Oklahoma Over Its Anti-Trans Birth Certificate Policy

“The state’s denial of my existence is discriminatory and puts me in harm’s way."

Lambda Legal and ACLU Blast Texas AG’s Continued Attack on Families of Transgender Youth

The court’s decision makes clear how harmful and lawless the state’s actions are, and we will fight to ensure the properly issued injunction remains in place.

Texas Court Blocks State from Investigating Families of Transgender Youth

The Travis County District Court issued an injunction today blocking the State of Texas from implementing a new directive that targeted trans youth. The directive ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent transgender children with medically necessary treatment. The directive could have led to transgender youth being placed in foster care and parents criminally charged with child abuse.

Lambda Legal Condemns Passage of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

“In response we have a message for LGBTQ+ youth in Florida, to transgender youth in Texas, and to LGBTQ+ people everywhere: You are not alone and we will fight for you.”