Daniel Trotta

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17 Jul 2019 | 8:18 AM

ACLU files suit to block Trump rule to stop asylum-seekers

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, challenging a sweeping new rule that would bar almost all migrants from seeking asylum at the southern border of the United States.

15 Jul 2019 | 9:56 PM

Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had travelled on the way to the United States.

11 Jul 2019 | 3:15 PM

Arrests of immigrant families promised by Trump to begin on Sunday, Times says

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday will begin arresting at least 2,000 immigrant families eligible for deportation in a nationwide series of raids long threatened by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported, citing former and current officials.

11 Jul 2019 | 7:33 AM

U.S. border agency says it is holding 200 children, down from 2,500 in May

(Reuters) - U.S. border officers were detaining about 200 unaccompanied children along the southern border on Wednesday, down from more than 2,500 in May, thanks to congressional funding increases, a senior border agency official said.

26 Jun 2019 | 6:26 PM

World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.

22 Jun 2019 | 3:22 AM

U.S. psychoanalysts apologise for labelling homosexuality an illness

(Reuters) - The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) apologised on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBTQ people.

19 Jun 2019 | 6:38 PM

Nine-year-old who defies labels helps teach educators about queer youth

(Reuters) - When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white board: "drag queen."

17 Jun 2019 | 6:10 PM

Stonewall uprising veterans still astounded 50 years after making history

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did.

12 Jun 2019 | 6:32 PM

Forsaken transgender pioneers recognised 50 years after Stonewall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - According to LGBTQ legend it was Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender woman, who threw the first brick at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago, sparking the modern gay liberation movement.

1 Jun 2019 | 7:50 AM

U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending to promote fair wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other tipped workers.