As founder-moderator of LGBTs In The News, I was excited to bring a panel of media and entertainment professionals to the LGBT Community Center of the Desert in Palm Springs, California at the start of that star-studded city’s annual Pride festivities. As with most engagements of the series, a candid and fiery talk ensued—this time about the challenges, rewards, and most importantly, the responsibilities that out LGBTQ actors, reporters, anchors, and even reality-television stars share in 2017.
Jasmine Dominguez took an umbrella when she left her house one wet Friday in December, 2014. “I was glad I had my umbrella,” she tells San Diego LGBT Weekly. “It was raining by the time I got back home. But I didn’t know someone was going to beat me up with it – and I definitely never thought I’d be walking home with umbrella marks on my body.”Dominguez, 57, was born and raised in San Diego. She doesn’t think of herself as a transgender woman. “I am a woman,” she says.
Imagine you live on an island in the Caribbean Sea. Youâ€™re home is one of more than 7,000 islands in the immediate region, but one of only 27 territories and sovereign nations into which a local galaxy of isles are politically organized. You, your family, your friends, and most of your fellow islanders feel special in comparison to your Caribbean neighbors. Your home island is a wholly owned territory of the United States of Americaâ€”surely one of its most prized possessions.
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".