We're thankful for you! No, really. Without all of you – the fighters, the policy changers, the promoters, the planners, the partygoers, the bar owners, the DJs and artists and creators, the visionaries, the activists, the homebodies, and especially the readers – Gay Place wouldn't be here. Our community wouldn't sparkle and pop. Hell, we wouldn't even be an LGBTQmmunity without you, instead we'd just float like lonely letters of the alphabet.
No news is good news, unless that pertains to what's happening next with CodeNEXT. The third and final draft was originally promised for release on Nov. 28, but that deadline is no more. Assistant City Manager Joe Pantalion officially announced a timeline extension on Thursday, Nov. 16, after weeks of speculation. Version 3.0 will now be "released by" Feb. 12, so staff can adequately consider feedback they got on draft two.
Members of Austin's trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer communities (and allies) will again descend on City Hall on Monday for this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance. Last year, I wrote that 2016 was the deadliest year on record with 23 trans folks killed in the U.S. alone. It's horrifying that I have to write the same words this year.
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".