I'm a digital media editor and journalist with over 15 years' experience in writing, sub-editing and managing sports content. Since 2014, I've been Home Page Editor for the SkySports.com website and apps. I'm passionate about LGBT inclusion in sport, movies, theatre - and Plymouth Argyle FC.
The boyfriends of any coupled-up male Brighton fans will likely know exactly where their other halves are on matchdays next season. Old Trafford, Anfield, the Emirates - promotion to the Premier League will mean plenty more trips worth shouting about. However, if they're asked the question by way of that tired old terrace taunt, rooted in homophobia, Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber rather admires the now standard response.
Pride in Football's #CALLITOUT event for LGBT fans in Manchester this weekendThe experiences of LGBT football fans will be discussed at the first event of its kind in Manchester this weekend. The National Football Museum will host #CALLITOUT - a symposium to mark the rise of the LGBT fan movement, and to debate issues surrounding homophobia in the sport - on Saturday, June 24.
On the recent International Day Against Homophobia, Sky Sports again televised the short film WONDERKID, which depicts a young gay footballer who has recently completed a dream transfer to a big Premier League club. The film is available to watch on demand on Sky Sports via Catch Up TV until May 31, or at the official website. Last weekend, the director of WONDERKID, Rhys Chapman, travelled to Moscow for a special screening organised by the Russian LGBT Sport Federation.
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".