Stonewall Protest Shows LGBT Solidarity With Muslims Against Trump Ban
Protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban toward Muslim countries have continued, with an LGBTQ solidarity demonstration at Stonewall Inn in New York City.
On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of LGBT demonstrators have rallied outside of the historic Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village to show solidarity with immigrants and refugees impacted by Trump’s ban.
The goal of the ban, according to the event’s Facebook page, was to “stand in solidarity with every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trump’s illegal, immoral, unconstitutional and un-American executive orders. We will also speak out against Trump’s selection of the most anti-LGBT nominees and appointees in modern history.”
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer and actress Cynthia Nixon have spoken at the rally.
Trump signed an executive ban last week that prevents people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days, and Syrian refugees indefinitely. Protests erupted around the country, including at airports, where travelers were detained to adhere to Trump’s ban.
Federal Judge James Robert temporarily blocked Trump’s order on Friday. He said that the states “have met their burden of demonstrating that they face immediate and irreparable injury as a result of the signing and implementation of the Executive Order.”
Continue to follow the rally on Saturday on twitter, under the hashtags #Stonewall and #QueerResistance.
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