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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


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
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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
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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 Brings Together Nearly 50 National, State and Local LGBT Organizations Opposing Eric Dreiband’s Nomination to Lead DOJ’S Civil Rights Division

Today, Lambda Legal and 46 other national, state, and local LGBT groups from across the country strongly opposed the confirmation of Eric S. Dreiband to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Dept. of Justice, citing his “overwhelmingly anti-civil rights record” and his efforts to “diminish the rights of LGBT people and other vulnerable communities.”

Statement from Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven on Trump Betrayal of Dreamers

“While people of all races, faiths and immigration statuses in Texas have united to help their neighbors and save their communities from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Trump is doubling down on his white supremacist and divisive agenda. His decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is cruel and serves no other purpose but to score cheap political points. Our nation has benefited from the 800,000 Dreamers enrolled in DACA who have seized the opportunity to contribute to their communities and our economy in myriad ways.

Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN Sue President Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Service Ban

(SEATTLE, August 28, 2017) – Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender individuals.

Indiana Advocate Krisztina Inskeep to be Honored with Lambda Legal’s 2017 Leadership Award

(Indianapolis, August 28, 2017) — On Friday, September 22, Lambda Legal will honor Krisztina Inskeep at its Indiana Benefit, the largest annual LGBTQ civil rights event in the state. Every year, Lambda Legal gives special honors to a leader whose work advances the civil rights for LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV in the Hoosier state. This year Lambda Legal is proud to honor Krisztina Inskeep with the Indiana Benefit’s 2017 Leadership Award.

Lambda Legal Hails Signature of Important Bills in Illinois That Protect and Affirm LGBTI People

(Chicago, IL, August 25, 2017) – Today, House Bill 1785, which updates the Illinois Vital Records Act to make it easier for transgender and intersex people who were born in the state to amend the gender marker on their birth certificates, became law. The law now requires “clinically appropriate” treatment as determined by a licensed medical or mental health professional in order to change the gender marker, as opposed to an affidavit from a physician who performed surgery on the individual, effectively eliminating the outdated surgical requirement and bringing Illinois in line with federal passport and US consular birth certificate standards.

Lambda Legal Sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for Documents about Withdrawal of Guidance on Transgender Students

NEW YORK (August 23, 2017) – Lambda Legal yesterday filed a federal lawsuit to compel the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to release information about their decision to withdraw guidance detailing the protections transgender students have under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bans discrimination in education on the basis of sex. After the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded the guidance in February, Lambda Legal filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for documents and communications on the decision to withdraw the guidance. The U.S.

We Stand United Against Racism – Lambda Legal Responds to Violence in Charlottesville

In response to the racist violence that shook in Charlottesville, VA, Friday and Saturday, Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement.

Lambda Legal Sues Houston to Defend Benefits for City Employees’ Same-Sex Spouses

(Houston, August 10, 2017) — Lambda Legal and co-counsel Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of three married couples against Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston to preserve health coverage and other benefits for the same-sex spouses of city employees.

Lambda Legal Reacts to Reported Guidance on Transgender Military Ban: “See you in court, President Trump”

(New York, August 5, 2017) -- The Trump administration reportedly has finalized its transgender military ban policy.

Lambda Legal Attorney Eric Lesh Honored by National LGBT Bar Association

(New York, August 3, 2017) – The National LGBT Bar Association today named Lambda Legal Fair Courts Project Director Eric Lesh to its annual list of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.