Are you ready for round two? SXSW is still going strong – hell, music is just getting warmed up. With so much going on day and night, this week we're gonna let the listings mostly speak for themselves. But, special shout out to the one-year anniversary of Frida Fridays, celebrating on Saturday with great music and good shopping. And, in case you've missed us waxing poetically about Lesbian Wedding's annual SX send-off, we really can't reco it enough y'all.
Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo has competition in her re-election campaign for the District 9 seat on City Council. Danielle Skidmore, an engineer by trade and local transgender and LGBTQ advocate, filed her campaign treasurer appointment last week. The paperwork is the first step toward announcing an official bid for the Council seat. (Official filing doesn't begin until late July.)
Interim Assistant City Manager Joe Pantalion proposed a new CodeNEXT schedule on Friday, as the zoning rewrite moves from the drafting process to City Council and (eventually, possibly) adoption and implementation.
@karenrayne@AustinChronicle I do understand that - & I try to be sensitive people who are hurt by that word. I wish I could ask everyone (tho some people don't want to pick a label either). It's all so complicated, & so important. I'd happily sit down to a coffee & brainstorming session after SX!
@karenrayne@AustinChronicle Correct. When I know people don't identify with "queer" I don't use it. But until everyone specifically tells me how they identify I do need a catch-all & for me, LGBTQIA feels a bit more sterile. But by all means, not trying to exclude or erase anyone
@karenrayne@AustinChronicle ...In a city like Austin where most spaces + places are open to the entire rainbow alphabet, I use "queer" to make sure transwomen, transmen, nonbinary folks, bisexual people, gays, & lesbians know they're welcome. It's not a perfect science, but the goal is to be inclusive
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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