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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
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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
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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

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Press Releases

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Lambda Legal Hails Introduction of the Equality Act

Today, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced the introduction of the Equality Act, federal legislation that will update existing federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to confirm that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful discrimination based on sex.

Lambda Legal Hails Biden Administration for Explicitly Extending Fair Housing Protections to LGBTQ Individuals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today issued guidance explicitly extending the protections of the Fair Housing Act to LGBTQ individuals. Karen Loewy, Senior Counsel and Seniors Strategist at Lambda Legal, issued the following statement:

Foster Youth and LGBTQ Advocacy Groups Celebrate Biden Administration’s Agreement to Halt Discriminatory HHS Rule Change In Response to Legal Challenge

In response to a lawsuit filed by a foster youth and alumni group as well as LGBTQ service and advocacy organizations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has agreed to a court order that immediately stayed the effective date of a discriminatory Trump-era rule.

Lambda Legal Celebrates Repeal of “Walking While Trans” Ban and Recognizes the Leadership and Advocacy of Transgender Women of Color

"This repeal is a call for justice. It is a significant step to address violence perpetuated against transgender women and women of color by the state."

Lambda Legal Applauds as President Biden Rescinds Transgender Military Ban

Today, President Biden honored a commitment he made during the 2020 campaign and announced the rescission of the discriminatory ban on open military service by transgender people.

Lambda Legal: Biden-Harris Administration Poised to Usher In New Era of Progress for LGBTQ+ People and People Living with HIV

Today, Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings released the following statement on the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration:

Lambda Legal Hails Biden Administration Rescission of Trump Ban on Speech about Systemic Racism, Sexism, and Implicit Bias

“The Biden Administration has reaffirmed its commitment to undertake an honest and long overdue reckoning with sexism and structural racism in our society.”

Lambda Legal Applauds President Biden’s Quick Action to Strengthen Antidiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ People

“… LGBTQ people can now have confidence that the federal government will actually defend, rather than resist, our right to be free from discrimination.”

Lambda Legal Celebrates Biden Nomination of Dr. Rachel L. Levine as Assistant Secretary of HHS

“Her qualifications and professional experience make her an obvious choice for this position, but her life experience and visibility will inspire, and perhaps even save the lives of, countless young transgender people who face discrimination at every turn.”

Lambda Legal and Several Advocacy Groups Sue Trump Admin for Scrapping Requirements That Protected Social Service Recipients’ Religious Freedom and Access to Services

Today, a coalition of service and advocacy groups filed suit against the Trump administration for rolling back religious freedom protections that required faith-based organizations providing critical, taxpayer-funded services (like food and shelter) to inform recipients of their legal rights to be free from discrimination, not to have to attend religious programming, and to have the opportunity to get a referral for an alternative provider.