Last year, Star Trek: Discovery made history for being the first in the Star Trek television franchise to introduce gay characters: Lt. Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz). As a couple, Stamets and Culber achieved a victory for LGBT representation by showing a future where sexual orientation is not an issue to a new generation of viewers. While their romance happened in the vacuum of space, it did not occur in a vacuum in the real world.
Thanks to a "double testing" system, men who have sex with men will soon be allowed to donate blood without a period of abstinence. Israel will soon lift its ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men. The country's ministry of Health declared Wednesday that it would allow gay and bi male donors, regardless of the timing of their last sexual encounter.
Anna Wintour, siding with the accusers, said new rules protecting employees would be put in place at Vogue and Conde Nast. The #MeToo movement has arrived in the modeling industry — a business where "sex sells" has blurred the lines between erotic inspiration and sexual harrassment. Now, several male models and assistants are claiming the latter against Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, two of the most celebrated photographs in fashion.
To be clear, not a single male #goldenglobes winner discussed #metoo, including Skarsgard, whose role embodies toxic masculinity. It is beyond time for men to step up and be part of this conversation. #timesup
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".