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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! Court Rejects Efforts to Deny West Virginian Becky Pepper-Jackson Her Day in Court

“I love running, and being part of a team, and the State of West Virginia should explain in court why they won’t let me.”

Lambda Legal to Justice Kavanaugh: Not in Our Name

Lambda Legal reacts to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s dangerous suggestion that landmark LGBTQ cases support overturning abortion rights.

Lambda Legal Statement on the Verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery Killing

Lambda Legal today issued this statement following the verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery killing:

“While we are relieved that justice was served today for Ahmaud Arbery and his family, no verdict can erase the pain and agony his family has endured. Our hope is that they can find the strength to carry forward in the wake of their unspeakable loss.”

Texas Politicians’ Attempts to Ban Books is Unlawful According to Civil Rights Groups

"We will not stand by and watch politicians play games with the education and wellbeing of our children.”

Indiana Appeals Court Revives Fired Gay Catholic School Teacher’s Lawsuit against the Indianapolis Archdiocese

“Joshua Payne-Elliott just wants the chance to make his case in court. The Indiana Court of Appeals today ruled that he will get that opportunity.”

Lambda Legal's Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued this statement following the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Lambda Legal: Biden Admin Reversal of Discriminatory Trump-Era Policy That Harmed Prospective LGBTQ Parents Important First Step

Leading civil rights advocacy group vows to continue fight until HHS ends all of its discriminatory policies

Lambda Legal and Americans United Reject Government Attempt to Duck LGBT Nondiscrimination Obligations

“This proposal doubles down on the discrimination and harm caused when the federal government first sanctioned and enabled USCCB’s refusal to allow Fatma and Bryn to apply to foster a refugee child…”

Lambda Legal Sues North Carolina to End Birth Certificate Discrimination for Transgender People

Today, Lambda Legal, alongside the firms Baker Botts LLP and Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, filed a federal lawsuitchallenging the State of North Carolina’s discriminatory policy requiring transgender people to have undergone “sex reassignment surgery” in order for them to obtain an accurate birth certificate reflecting who they are. 

Lambda Legal Commends IOC for Reaffirming Its Commitment to Fairness and Inclusion in Athletics

“[F]or the IOC to issue a framework that explicitly rejects the categorical ban on transgender athletes from elite level competition should send a clear message to all.”