Equality or tokenism? Fence sitters who stayed silent when it mattered must own their past if they want to be part of the Pride movement, writes Jill Stark. There was a moment during the inaugural AFL Pride game between St Kilda and Sydney that will stay with me for life. As the Etihad stadium lights dimmed and Cyndi Lauper’s "True Colours" rang out, the stands were bathed in a dazzling rainbow light show.
"When our fellow citizens are denied equality, have their relationships compared to paedophilia and bestiality, and their children branded 'another stolen generation', silence is complicity," writes Jill Stark. Now is not the time to be silent. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What would I have done during the civil rights movement?”, what you do in the next few months is your answer. History reminds us that discrimination and hatred flourish when the privileged majority act as passive bystanders.
Often the biggest laughs come not from life's triumphs but from moments of human frailty. For veteran comedian Lawrence Mooney, talking about suffering can be cathartic – a kind of therapist's couch – for the performer and the audience. "People who work in comedy are often searching for a laugh themselves or wanting to make people laugh to fulfil something inside them that is missing. They've got the darkness," he said. "And audiences are voyeurs – they love to have a look inside.
@emelinegaske@peacenicsta@Dan_Gerr Ged’s volunteers are all over the electorate wearing black t-shirts with her face on it in a Batman style spotlight. They’re on pre-poll with her wearing them. You hadn’t noticed?
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".