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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 on the News of Justice Breyer’s Plans to Retire from the U.S. Supreme Court

“We strongly urge President Biden to select a nominee whose commitment to equal justice under law is beyond question, and whose record demonstrates their understanding that LGBTQ+ people are entitled to the full protection of the Constitution’s guarantees of equality and liberty."

Oregon Court of Appeals Rules, Again, Against Anti-LGBT Portland-Area Bakery

“The court was right five years ago and is still right today. The Kleins’ faith does not give them a pass to ignore Oregon’s Public Accommodation Law.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Federal Bureau of Prisons for Revising Manual for Incarcerated Transgender People

Lambda Legal applauded the federal Bureau of Prisons for its revisions to the “Transgender Offender Manual,improving policies relating to the housing and treatment of transgender people in federal custody. 

Lambda Legal: Biden Delivered Results for LGBTQ+ and HIV Communities in First Year, But Critical Work Remains

New analysis identifies ending “Licenses to Discriminate,” protecting trans kids, and ensuring access to health care as key priorities for administration to address in Year Two.

Texas Enacts Transgender Youth Sports Ban

"HB 25 targets and attempts to further marginalize an already vulnerable student population by denying transgender kids the many benefits and opportunities full and equal

Victory! U.S. Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina State Health Plan’s Effort to Shield Itself from Health Care Discrimination Lawsuits

“Today’s decision protects the rights of marginalized people, including LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, to seek justice and obtain relief in court if they are subjected to health care discrimination.”

Lambda Legal to Work to Resolve EEOC Complaint on Behalf of Terminated Employee

“I felt like the Dallas Arboretum was forcing me to go back into the closet and that I was being required to ask my staff, whom I supported, to also go back into the closet."

Lambda Legal Reacts to Supreme Court Decision Allowing Challenge to Texas Abortion Ban to Move Forward

“We are outraged that SB 8 continues to block access to life-saving health care, of which abortion is an essential component, full stop.”

Federal Court To South Carolina: Fulton Doesn’t Do What You Think It Does

“Eden and Brandy were harmed by government-sanctioned discrimination and have the right to be treated equally."