AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run

ARCW’s 2018 AIDS Walk Wisconsin/5K Run takes place Saturday, Oct. 6. We urge you to join this annual effort to combat the pernicious spread of HIV/AIDS. Read more

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Last weekend’s nationwide, second annual Women’s March bore testament to America’s ongoing commitment to causes ranging from women’s rights to LGBTQ rights, voting rights, racial equality in policing and AIDS research. Read more



Photo credit: Paul Masterson

From its first year in 1990, the AIDS Walk has been a major fundraiser for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and a focal point for community organizing around LGBTQ issues. Read more



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This past week, LGBTQs were repeatedly told that we are not equal or worthy. Read more


Costumed pets take over Brady Street, while Vliet Street celebrates all things fall and Riverwest galleries open their doors. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

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... Read more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering about proper etiquette for buying and receiving drinks from friends. Exciting upcoming events include Milwaukee Fashion Week at VUE Ballroom/Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Sept. 22-24; Art Pop 201... Read more

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Pete Minns discusses this year’s Wisconsin AIDS Ride. Read more


Looking for something to do this Halloween?The Point, a new event venue in Walker's Point, in partnership with the Shepherd Express, will be hosting their first annual Halloween Bash on October 31st.  The event will feature a costume contest with .. Read more

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Ruthie begins her pre-Halloween celebration with lots of great events, including MKE Oktoberfest at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Oct. 1-4; the Bay View Zombie Apocalypse Pub Crawl, Oct. 3; and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Tri... Read more

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For yourinformation, Milwaukee, here are a few developments worth knowing about. Locally ownedand operated purveyor of liquefied fruit Refuge Smoothie Café is raising itsbase pay to $11.36/hour – the amount required for a full-time, fu.. Read more

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Ruthie discusses the significance of PrideFest and plugs other exciting events including the Big Gay 5K at Veterans park on June 4, the Shepherd Express’ Street Eats Wars at The Backyard on June 4 and Bay View Gallery Night on June 5. Read more

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It’s a Wrap: Two Milwaukee icons, filmmaker John Ridley and musician/producer Jerry Harrison, were in town to showcase their latest works during the ever-expanding Milwaukee Film Festival. Ridley’s darkly rollicking Jimi: All Is by My Side ... Read more

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AIDS WalkWisconsin will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a very special honorarychair—TimGunn, ProjectRunway’s mentorextraordinaire. TimGunn’s a busy man. He’s promoting PR’s 13th season, just completed a manuscripton his life as an ed.. Read more

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It’s hard to believe it’s September already, but that still means good times with good friends and plenty of good weather lie ahead. After all, Mother Nature owes us one Read more

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I’ve always been considered one of Wisconsin’s top fashionistas. OK, well, I’m a top fashion diva in West Allis. Cudahy? How about my trailer park? Regardless of where I strut my insatiable stuff, fashion comes naturally to me. From my feat... Read more

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Bohemian Fun: The Milwaukee Ballet’s world premiere of Michael Pink’s La Bohème was celebrated with much frivolity at the fabulous Hamilton bar. After the ever-eloquent Pink described his upcoming oeuvre... Read more

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Recent medical breakthroughs have increased the life expectancy and quality of life for patients with HIV and AIDS, but the epidemic is far from over. New HIV infections in Wisconsin are up 19% this year, and those patients... Read more

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In the fight against AIDS, Wisconsin has an advantage over other states. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) provides some of the most comprehensive care in the country, offering HIV patients not only medical... Read more

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“Life Lived Large,” through June 30 at Tory Folliard Gallery in the Third Ward, features a feast of paintings and sculptures by Wisconsin's Lon Michels, who arrived June 2, supported by a pre-exhibition documentary film detailing his sear Read more

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