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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 Praises Biden Administration for Taking Swift Action to Protect Trans Youth from Discriminatory, Harmful Attacks

Lambda Legal today praised President Joe Biden and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra for swiftly responding with a series of actions to shield and protect youth from the onslaught of discriminatory attacks hurled at them by statehouses across the country and by state leaders like Texas Gov.

Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue to Block Texas From Investigating Parents Who Support Their Transgender Kids

Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Texas today asked a Texas state court to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating parents who work with medical professionals to provide their adolescent children with medically necessary gender-affirming care.

Lambda Legal Statement on the Historic Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

"All of us deserve and must insist upon a Supreme Court whose members are committed to upholding the Constitution, including its sacred guarantees of liberty, equality, and justice for all."

Georgia Senate Passes Transgender Youth Sports Ban

“SB 435 irrationally and unlawfully targets some of Georgia’s most vulnerable young people—transgender students.”

Lambda Legal Condemns Texas Gov. Abbott and AG Paxton for Targeting Health Care for Transgender Youth

"It seems Gov. Abbott and AG Paxton are intent on proving themselves to be the harshest in their attacks on LGBTQ people and particularly transgender youth."

Lambda Legal Elects Labor and Employment Attorney as New Chair of Board of Directors

Lambda Legal is pleased to announce it has elected Lauren Mutti to serve as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Ms. Mutti is an expert in labor and discrimination law, and she previously served as a Vice-Chair of Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors.

Lambda Legal Urges Supreme Court to Affirm Definitively that Religion Does Not Grant Businesses a License to Discriminate

Court grants review sought by Denver-based Anti-LGBT website designer. “It is time once and for all to put to rest these businesses’ attempts to undermine the civil rights of LGBTQ people in the name of religion.”

Lambda Legal to 11th Circuit: Affirm Decision That Ordered Florida School to Provide Equal Restroom Access to Transgender Student

“I hope that this court sees this exclusion for what it is, discrimination, with painful consequences.”

NEW REPORT: As Biden Vows to Nominate a Black Woman to Supreme Court, New Data Provides Snapshot of Biden’s First-Year Efforts to Diversify Federal Judiciary; Despite Making Historic Appointments, Report Reveals Biden Fell Short on LGBTQ+ Representation

Despite Historic Appointments in Year One — Including Nearly Two-Thirds Being People of Color and Three-Fourths Being Women — Report Reveals How Biden Fell Short on LGBTQ+ Representation