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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


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
212-809-8585 x267

Jonathan Adams covers the following regions/states:

Southern Region:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


Graciela González - Public Information Officer
312-663-4413 x333

Graciela González covers all Spanish-language media inquiries and the following region/states:

Midwestern Region:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin


Ian Wilhite - Washington DC Press Secretary

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.

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Lambda Legal Welcomes Jamie Gliksberg as New Staff Attorney in Chicago

(Chicago, IL, September 25, 2017)—Lambda Legal announced today the addition of Jamie Gliksberg to the organization as a staff attorney in its Midwest Regional Office, located in Chicago. Gliksberg comes to Lambda Legal from Steptoe & Johnson and previously, Sidley Austin. She has experience in a variety of civil rights matters, including advocacy on behalf of prisoners, immigrant victims of violent crime, and asylum seekers, including individuals seeking relief from persecution in their home countries on the basis of their LGBT status.

Lambda Legal Urges Full Second Circuit to Protect LGBT People from Discrimination at Work

(New York, September 26, 2017) —Today, Lambda Legal argued before the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, supporting the estate of Donald Zarda, a New York skydiving instructor who was fired from his job because he was gay.

Lambda Legal Welcomes State of Washington to Lawsuit in Support of Transgender Military Service Members

(SEATTLE, September 25, 2017) – The state of Washington today filed a motion to intervene in support of the plaintiffs in Karnoski v. Trump, the federal lawsuit filed last month by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender individuals. Washington becomes the first state to intervene in one of the lawsuits challenging the discriminatory ban. Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn issued the following statement:

Lambda Legal Blasts Trump Judicial Nominee Jeff Mateer Following News Reports of Vicious Attacks on Transgender Children, LGBT People, and Putting Religious Beliefs Above the Rule of Law

Washington, DC – Lambda Legal issued the below statement today about President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Jeff Mateer, who is coming under fire as news reports today are surfacing past remarks that reveal a record of extreme hostility toward the LGBT community, including Mateer's referring to transgender children as part of "Satan's plan," comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality, his endorsement of the controversial and widely-condemned practice of conversion therapy, and his extensive record of putting religious beliefs above the rule of law.

Lambda Legal and Allies Tell Supreme Court President Trump’s Muslim Ban Is An Unconstitutional Violation Of Religious Freedom

Lambda Legal joined allied religious and civil-rights organizations and members of the clergy today in telling the U.S. Supreme Court that President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is an unconstitutional violation of religious freedom.

Discriminatory Ban Already Harming Transgender Troops and the U.S. Military, Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN Tell Court

(SEATTLE, September 14, 2017) – Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today asked a federal court to halt immediately all steps taken to implement the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services.

Lambda Legal Doubles Down on Opposition to Confirmation of Stephen S. Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Citing Nominee’s Record of Defending Extremist Positions, Undermining the Rights of LGBT Americans

Washington, DC – Last week, Lambda Legal and 27 other LGBT groups urged opposition to the nomination of Stephen S. Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, whose nomination is slated for consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee at a markup hearing tomorrow morning.

Lambda Legal Statement on Passing of Edie Windsor

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the landmark case United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and helped pave the way for marriage equality nationwide, has passed away.

Lambda Legal Asks US Supreme Court to Affirm LGBT Employment Rights in Georgia Discrimination Case

(Atlanta, September 7, 2017) – Today, Lambda Legal asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. The petition seeks a nationwide ruling that sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  

Lambda Legal Brings Together 28 LGBT Groups to Oppose Confirmation of Stephen S. Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Citing Nominee’s Record of Defending Extremist Positions, Undermining the Rights of LGBT Americans

Washington, DC – Today, Lambda Legal and 27 other LGBT groups strongly opposed the confirmation of Stephen S. Schwartz to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, given this court’s “tremendous importance to the LGBT community over the years, including most notably issues affecting LGBT people in the military,” and Schwartz’s record in undermining the rights of LGBT people.