Daniel Trotta

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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.

25 May 2019 | 9:13 AM

Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protesters chanting "black trans lives matter" and "we will not be erased" on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump administration's proposals to reverse transgender rights.

23 May 2019 | 8:43 AM

Retired Admiral McRaven has no regrets over criticising Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retired Navy Admiral and former U.S. special operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticising President Donald Trump, though he said on Wednesday that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief.

21 May 2019 | 8:50 AM

Emails show NRA link to U.S. sheriffs who promoted gun 'sanctuaries'

(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association was more deeply involved than previously disclosed in the formation of a movement that encouraged county sheriffs not to enforce some gun-control laws, a U.S. gun-control advocacy group said on Monday, based on public records it obtained.

16 May 2019 | 8:41 AM

U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

(Reuters) - Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favour.

15 May 2019 | 9:54 PM

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law

(Reuters) - Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

15 May 2019 | 10:50 AM

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

(Reuters) - Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

2 May 2019 | 5:28 AM

Florida teachers can arm themselves under new gun bill

(Reuters) - Florida's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, expanding a programme launched after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland with the aim of preventing another such massacre.

16 Apr 2019 | 11:18 AM

Jailed Reuters reporters, U.S. border photographers win Pulitzer Prizes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States.