I’m a London based journalist and writer specialising in LGBT issues and the capital’s queer scene. I'm currently the assistant editor of Attitude magazine and contribute regularly to the Guardian, VICE, Indy and others.
“Sometimes what’s worse than the disability itself is the loneliness you get from being disabled.” Reece Maycock, 37, has been using a wheelchair for three years. Before that, he would regularly hit London’s gay bars, particularly those in Soho, still the de facto heart of the capital’s gay scene. Maycock lives in Hampton Court, southwest London, but he hasn’t returned to Soho’s LGBT nightlife scene in over two years.
We all have that friend that has the dirt on us, right? Now imagine if you and that friend were forced to answer question about each other on television in front of a live studio audience. What could possibly go wrong? Well for Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, whose 20-year friendship began after they were set up on a blind date in the ’90s (it didn’t work out, FYI), there was plenty of awkwardness during one such segment on Andy’s US talk show Watch What Happens Live.
On the 50 anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Attitude’s Editor Cliff Joannou explains what he has learned from decriminalisation…The fragile male ego has a lot to answer forBuggery (anal sex) was made illegal and punishable by death in 1533 by King Henry VIII, a man so desperate to assert his masculinity he worked his way through six wives (executing two of them) in an effort to produce an heir worthy of continuing his 54in waistline.
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".