Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, says that there are no gay men in the republic, and if there are any, they should “take them to Canada.”In an interview with Real Sports’ host Bryant Gumbel, Kadyrov sidestepped accusations that the Chechen government has abducted and tortured gay and bisexual men. “This is nonsense,” Kadyrov said. “We don’t have any gays. If there are any, take them to Canada, praise be to God.
Many Ontarians would assume it’s illegal for anyone to be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. But that’s not true for many religious organizations. In a recent ruling, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal said that a Christian preschool was allowed to discriminate against the child of gay parents. The parents, a married lesbian couple who live in rural Ontario, wanted to enrol their child in a local evangelical Christian preschool.
The road to this year’s Toronto Pride parade was a long one. After Black Lives Matter Toronto held a sit-in during Pride 2016, demanding a festival that put more emphasis on black, indigenous, deaf and non-white LGBT people, and asking for a ban on uniformed police, a cascade of events put the future of the festival in danger.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".