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Ruthie

Ruthie has happily worked with the Shepherd Express team for the last several years where her column “Dear Ruthie” appears weekly. A fixture in Milwaukee’s alternative press for more than 20 years, her advice column, “Dear Ruthie” originally appeared in The Wisconsin Light newspaper before morphing into “Ruthie’s Bitchin’ Kitchen,” a food column ultimately published in Quest magazine.

She founded her own charity, Ruthie’s Kennel Club, in 2013 as a means to financially support Wisconsin’s many animal-related charities. She also produces and stars in her own web series, “Ruthie’s Bitchin’ Kitchen,” a show focusing on no-fuss recipes and kitchen hacks.

An actress, comedian and all-around girl about town, Ruthie has starred in numerous professional productions, including “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” “Auntie Mame,” “The Women,” “Die, Mommy, Die” and “The Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon: The Musical.”

She continues to perform regularly, most often as hostess of the weekly HamBingo charity night at Hamburger Mary’s restaurant. You can catch her as Joan Rivers in “Ruthie’s Starry Night Revue” the first Sunday of every month at Hamburger Mary’s as well.

Dear Ruthie answers a reader’s cry for help as Halloween approaches, and she offers a glimpse into her social calendar for the week. more

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Ruthie answers a reader’s question and offers insight on LGBTQ events in and around Milwaukee. more

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Dear Ruthie responds to writers looking for “sugar daddies” and “generous” men; she also presents her social calendar of events of particular interest to the local LGBTQ community. more

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Dear Ruthie gives advice to a reader troubled by pressure to marry and shares her social calendar of fun events in and around Milwaukee. more

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Ruthie Keester gives advice to a reader and details several events taking place around Milwaukee of particular interest to the LGBTQ community. more

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Dear Ruthie gives advice to a reader and shares events of interest to Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community for the week of Sept. 12-19. more

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The Shepherd Express’ Dear Ruthie invites you to enjoy some late-summer fun in Milwaukee, with events of particular interest to the local LGBTQ community. more

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Dear Ruthie gives advice to a man contemplating coming out to his family this Labor Day weekend. Her “Social Calendar” lists events in and around Milwaukee of import and interest to the LGBTQ community. more

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Dear Ruthie gives helpful advice to a reader thinking about quitting drag and shares her social calendar of events of interest to members of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community. more

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Dear Ruthie offers advice to a reader and describes several events taking place this week around Southeastern Wisconsin that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community. more

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

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Ruthie announces her new YouTube series, “Camp Wannakiki,” premiering Tuesday, Aug. 7. Other exciting local events include: This Is It’s 50th Anniversary weekend, Aug. 3-5; Black Arts Fest at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, Aug. 4; and the LGBT ... more

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Exciting upcoming events include: Brady Street Festival, July 28; Out in the Kitchen at Discovery World, July 31; and a book reading and Q&A with Carla Anne Ernst about her journey transitioning from a man to woman at Boswell Book Co., July 31. more

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

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose new husband unexpectedly brought up having a threeway. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader dealing with roommate issues, and another from a reader dating a guy with a superhero fetish. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose husband’s ex wants to hang out all the time. more

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

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader concerned about a fellow volunteer throwing shade. more

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It’s Pride Week in Milwaukee! Dear Ruthie highlights some of her favorite events. more

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