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Dear Ruthie offers advice to a reader and shares her social calendar of events of interest to members of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community for the second week of August. Read more

Dear Ruthie

For the fifth year, the Shepherd Express LGBTQ Progress Awards honors people and organizations that have worked and taken risks to improve conditions for LGBTQ people in Wisconsin. Read more

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Brad Schlaikowski, founder of Milwaukee’s first group home for displaced LGBTQ youth, Courage House, discusses its founding and functions. Read more

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Photo credit: John Edmonds

“Family Pictures,” a special exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum featuring the works of nearly a dozen African American photographers, is of particular LGBTQ relevance for its inclusion of two queer artists: John Edmonds and Lyle Ashton Harris. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie encourages readers with the motto from her new YouTube series “Camp Wannakiki”—“Amp up your camp!” Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question from a young reader interested in moving to Milwaukee to pursue a drag career. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Paul Masterson offers a tribute to departing LGBTQ advocate, Eric Peterson, who brought significant advancement to the Cream City Foundation, Saturday Softball Beer League and Milwaukee Gay Sports Network. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie answers a question from a reader suffering verbal abuse from her partner when she drinks. Read more

Dear Ruthie

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Photo credit: Mark R Mariucci

Off the Cuff with Brett Blomme, president and CEO of the Cream City Foundation. Topics include the philanthropic foundation’s elevated priority areas: health, equity and prosperity; as well as Blomme’s personal commitment to LGBTQ advancement. Read more

Off the Cuff

Ruthie advises a reader looking for a new job on LGBTQ networking events. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers dating and hook-up related questions from readers. Read more

Dear Ruthie

On April 14, Marquette University will become the first Catholic university to host a Pride Prom. The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property is up in arms. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose brother’s boyfriend has terrible table manners. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Milwaukee's tremendous LGBTQ organizations offer both gifts and opportunities to give to those in need this holiday season. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

The recent midterm elections give signs that the anti-transgender trend in American politics is reversing. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

This October, Milwaukee is home to many LGBTQ-themed Halloween events including bar crawls, story telling, scavenger hunts and costume contests. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie thanks the community for its support of Ruthie’s Kennel Club. Exciting upcoming events include the Shepherd Express and Cream City Foundation’s 2017 LGBTQ Progress Awards, Rainbow Community Potluck and Idina Menzel at the Riverside T... Read more

Dear Ruthie

The past several years have been marked by a gradual progress towards universal understanding of transgender issues and an embrace of trans equality; this year, however, trans advances have been suffering some setbacks. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie looks forward to the holiday season and plugs great upcoming events including: Transgender Day of Remembrance at UW-Milwaukee, Nov. 17; opening night of La Cage aux Folles at Skylight Music Theatre, Nov. 18; and an LGBT families meet... Read more

Dear Ruthie

On Thursday, Sep. 24, The Cream CityFoundation will host their annual Business Equality Luncheon at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. The event is a celebration of the diversity and fairness in Southeastern Wisconsin's business community, and high.. Read more

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