Former Australian Bobsledder Simon Dunn raises awareness on the stigma gay men still suffer from among the sport community. "Professional sports players shouldn’t feel pressured to come out". That’s the call from Rugby player and former Australian Bobsledder Simon Dunn. Currently, there are no professional footballers in the Premier League who have come out as gay. Simon says there is still homophobia within the sporting world and coming out could put sports player’s careers in at risk.
London’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé, says she is “hugely happy” at City Hall because she gets to work with the Mayor who she describes as an “amazing” LGBTQ+ ally. In this year's general election we elected more LGBTQ+ MPs to parliament than ever before, 45 in total. However, Lamé says more representation on its own is not enough:“Having more LGBTQ+ people in positions of power, particularly in politics, is important because we can set the tone.
Pride in London is just around the corner but more needs to be done to protect LGBTQ+ teachers in the work place, according to activist Dr Elly Barnes. Section 28, the law which banned the promotion of homosexuality in schools, was repealed in 2003 but she says there is still a hangover of fear within schools that stops teachers from coming out - even to other members of staff and employers.
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".