I was once called a “black twink” by a white gay man twice my age in front of a group of philanthropists during a charity gala geared toward advancing LGBTQ equality. This was around my first month on the job as editor of G Philly, the LGBTQ section for Philadelphia magazine, and I definitely stood out at press gatherings. I was young, black, and new to the scene, so an invitation to cover lavish gay fundraisers was a perk to the job that often meant experiencing awkward encounters.
“Meek Mill got what he deserved,” my 46-year old barber declared in a shop full of other Black men while discussing the famed rapper’s recent prison sentence. “If he would have gotten his act together prior to his sentencing, he wouldn’t be worrying about prison time.”This sentiment was surprisingly agreed upon by many of my barber’s clients in the room.
In what has now become a tradition, the Trans Equity Project, a group within GALAEI, is kicking off its Trans Awareness Week. A part of a nationwide gathering, Transgender Awareness Week is geared toward raising the visibility of trans and gender non-conforming people while addressing the issues those groups face. Here’s a full lineup of events that are open to all community members, regardless of gender identity or expression.
7) Pies & cakes are to be baked at your own leisure. But stick to an elder's recipe and avoid store brands.
If you are a guest that can't cook, don't attempt the following. Just bring a high quality bottle of wine (not Sutter Home) and you should be fine.
4) Yams are cooked, not roasted. They are meant to be sweet and look like tasty orange gems.
5) Mac & Cheese is baked (no boxes) and should only include milk, cheese, eggs, spices, and flour. Don't add anything else. Seriously, don't.
6) Rolls need to be heated. Don't play.
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".