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Dear Ruthie offers advice to a reader seeking new friends and provides her social calendar for fun end-of-summer events. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Dear Ruthie shares her advice to come out to your loved ones as well as her social calendar in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie


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The new Milwaukee Bucks arena hosts its first comedy show, while Bay View hosts one of the city’s great neighborhood festivals. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

On her second EP, Trixie Mattel, the dolled-up alias of Milwaukee’s Brian Michael Firkus, comes to the country genre from a more traditional aural perspective than most of what passes for country on commercial radio nowadays. Read more

Album Reviews

Paul Masterson interviews “RuPaul’s Drag Race" alum, multidisciplinary artist of note and Milwaukee native Jaymes Mansfield. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader unsure how to proceed with his boyfriend’s Barbie fetish. Exciting upcoming events include: All Things Beyoncé at Sidetrack Video Bar, Jan. 18; Milwaukappella 2017 at South Milwaukee Performing Arts C... Read more

Dear Ruthie

Paul Masterson’s 2015 year in review for LGBT rights and issues. Read more

Hear Me Out

Ruthie bemoans the stress of the holiday mall experience and plugs exciting alternatives such as the LGBT Community Center’s Out-n-About event at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater on Dec. 10, Women’s Voices Milwaukee’s “Our Christmas Albu”... Read more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader in a friendship with someone who takes more than they give, and plugs exciting events including Women’s Voices’ May 1 concert “Sun, Sand & Song,” the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin’s Make a Prom... Read more

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Dear Ruthie answers a letter from a reader looking for low-cost ways to support Milwaukee’s drag queens, and plugs fun events including, Team Trivia at Hybrid (March 11), the LGBT Community Center’s TGIF at Antigua and Stop Kiss at Soulstic... Read more

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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... Read more

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A look back at Milwaukee LGBT life in 2014. Read more

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Paul Masterson explores the history of drag queens in the last five decades and celebrates Trixie Mattel’s (drag persona of Milwaukeean Brian Firkus) casting in LOGO networks’ reality show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Read more

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In Influenced, we talk to Milwaukee musicians about the artists that shaped and inspired them, both as performers and listeners. Molly Rosenblum is one third of Dogs in Ecstasy, a noisy synth punk,Music Feature Read more

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