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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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VICTORY: Transgender Boy Denied Gender-Affirming Care to Get His Day in Court

“The court was unequivocal: C.P. has standing…, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will need to defend its denial of medically necessary care in court.”

Lambda Legal, ACLU and ACLU of Alabama to Challenge State Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth

“If Alabama lawmakers insist on passing this cruel, dangerous, and unconstitutional legislation into law, the state will immediately have a lawsuit to deal with.”

Lambda Legal: States Are Knowingly Putting Trans Youths’ Lives at Risk

“These attacks on trans youth must stop before more young people suffer needlessly because some powerful adults despise them and others don’t care enough to educate themselves.”

Lambda Legal Applauds HUD Withdrawal of Trump Rule Inviting Discrimination Against Transgender People Seeking Shelter

“Secretary Fudge’s withdrawal of this cruel rule, and her affirming words about the rights and dignity of transgender and gender nonconforming people are a true breath of fresh air.”

Lambda Legal Demands More Work Be Done in Wake of Chauvin Verdict

"We mourn George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, and every victim of police violence. We recommit to continuing to work for racial justice and fairer laws."

Lambda Legal Welcomes Announcement of President Biden’s Commission on Court Reform

"This Commission is a step in the right direction to examine the state and health of our third branch of government and its relation to the state of our democracy."

Lambda Legal Condemns Arkansas Legislature Overriding Veto of Youth Medical Care Ban

“I want transgender youth who see what is happening in legislatures throughout the country to know that they are not alone.”

Lambda Legal: DOJ On Solid Ground Finding that Title IX Prohibits Discrimination on the basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

“We hope [state lawmakers] take this message seriously, and stand down from their dangerous and mean-spirited attacks on our community, particularly those targeting transgender youth.”

Lambda Legal Applauds Arkansas Governor’s Veto of Youth Medical Care Ban

“We hope that other states considering similar dangerous bills heed Governor Hutchinson’s example and reject wholeheartedly any attempt to single out and hurt transgender children.”