This Is It

Ruthie answers a small slew of dating-related questions. more

Feb 13, 2018 1:38 PM Dear Ruthie

This week, Dear Ruthie’s exciting upcoming events include the Milwaukee’s LGBT Community Center’s TGIF event at Woody’s, Jan. 26; Elton John: Rocket Man! At Sunset Playhouse, Jan. 29-30; and Star Wars Trivia at Mary’s BeerCade, Jan. 30. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:18 PM Dear Ruthie

Ruthie reflects on Christmas and shares her calendar. more

Dec 19, 2017 11:33 AM Dear Ruthie

Ruthie explains to a reader than “no” means “no.” Exciting upcoming events include: “Intersex Stories, Not Surgery” with Pidgeon Pagonis at UWM, Nov. 30; and Katy Perry’s Witness Tour stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Dec. 4. more

Nov 28, 2017 3:32 PM Dear Ruthie

It’s here! The snowy downhill slope into holiday madness that occurs once Halloween hits. I’m talking about Hallowthanksmas. more

Nov 14, 2017 1:22 PM Dear Ruthie

It’s here…it’s here…the high holy day for the LGBTQ community—Halloween! Dear Ruthie’s social calendar features everything from a symphonic performance of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to a sexy Marvel Comix Night at DIX. more

Oct 24, 2017 12:55 PM Dear Ruthie

Maybe it’s the chill in the air. Maybe it’s the frivolity of Halloween. Maybe it’s the moon. Whatever it is, people are horny in Cream City. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:52 PM Dear Ruthie

Dear Ruthie shares her social calendar for the week of Sept. 20-27. Events include: a transgener community meeting at Diverse & Resiliant, Sept. 20; Milwaukee Fahsion Week at Milwaukee Athletic Club, Sept. 21-23; and Drag Story Time at Milw... more

Sep 19, 2017 2:53 PM Dear Ruthie

Dear Ruthie answers readers’ letters and gives us a run-down of events of interest to the Milwaukee area LGBT community taking place between May 31 and June 4. more

May 30, 2017 2:34 PM Dear Ruthie

A mixture of good and bad things occurred for the country’s LGBT community last year. Now, our resolution must be to reinvigorate our struggle and make 2017 a very good year, a historic one in our continuing the fight for our rights. more

Jan 3, 2017 1:54 PM My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie answers a question from a reader looking to learn more about PrEP. Exciting upcoming events include Make & Take Stencil Workshop with Jeremy Novy at The Waxwing, Sept. 29; and OUTSpoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Video Bar, Oct... more

Sep 27, 2016 2:21 PM Dear Ruthie

Dear Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering how long is too long before somebody pops the question. Exciting events include WACTCON at Inspiration Studios, June 24-26; Chicago Pride Parade, June 26; and Kathy Griffin at Northern ... more

Jun 21, 2016 2:46 PM Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose ladylove is still wearing her ex’s pinky ring—six months into the new relationship. Exciting events include: the UW-Milwaukee Lavender Graduation at the UWM Student Union, May 12; Dixie’s Tupper... more

May 10, 2016 3:11 PM Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose upstairs neightbor is making too much noise in the bedroom directly overhead. Upcoming events include: the Waukesha Art Crawl, May 7; the premiere of Slay Belles at Club Anything, May 7; and a M... more

May 3, 2016 3:12 PM Hear Me Out

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose friend has less time for him since getting hitched and having a baby. Exciting events include a Pink Hat Party at This Is It, April 27; It’s Only a Play at Off the Wall Theatre, April 28-May 8; ... more

Apr 26, 2016 3:35 PM My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose man leaves the bathroom unacceptably messy in the morning. Upcoming events include an LGBT Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast at Wisconsin Humane Society, April 15; Alverno’s Ninth Annual ... more

Apr 12, 2016 3:23 PM Dear Ruthie

Ruthie wishes Milwaukee a happy Valentine’s Day and plugs exciting events including Ronnie Nyles at The Re Mixx in Neenah, Wis. on Feb. 12; An Evening with Charles Busch at The Brink Lounge on Feb. 14; and “Valentine Enchantment” at La C... more

Feb 9, 2016 3:40 PM Hear Me Out

It’s trolley time. No, not the billion dollar one (I can’t wait for that) but the little red and green mock one. It runs throughout the summer for that Old Milwaukee feel, taking a loop around the Third Ward, East Town and West Town, and th... more

Jun 23, 2015 4:04 PM Hear Me Out

Ruthie answers a question from a reader concerned about a girlfriend’s attachment to a stuffed animal, and plugs exciting events including “Beauty in Bloom” at Milwaukee Art Museum (March 26-29), Rent at In Tandem Theatre (March 27-April... more

Mar 24, 2015 9:09 PM Hear Me Out


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Dear Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose friends berate him for chasing older men and plugs exciting events like Bondage a Go Go at Quarters on Feb. 26, The Vagina Monologues at UW-Milwaukee Feb. 27 and the Legends Recognition Eve... more

Feb 24, 2015 9:29 PM Hear Me Out