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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.

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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Ruthie answers questions from readers feeling frustrated at work. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader concerned her husband is too obsessed with “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader who believes his dates find his bank account more attractive than him. Exciting upcoming events include Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Pfister (May 11), Women’s Voices Milwaukee’s “Remember Love” concert ... more

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Ruthie celebrates Cinco de Mayo! Exciting upcoming events include May 5 parties at This Is It and UMOS as well as a Coffee Connection event (May 8) and appearances by Dita Von Teese (May 8) and Trixie Mattel (May 9). more

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Ruthie advises a reader who wants to get more involved in the LGBTQ community, and reveals her fresh weekly social calendar. more

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Ruthie fields a question from a reader considering PrEP. more

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

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

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Dear Ruthie answers questions from readers wondering whether to talk about bad past experiences with alcohol. more

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Ruthie advises a reader whose formerly friends-only and girls-only weekend got more complicated when one of the group invited her same-sex partner. Exciting upcoming events include a fundraiser for One Heartland at LVL dance, March 24; Dan Save ... more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader who confessed to disliking her friend’s ex only the see the two get back together. Exciting St. Paddy’s week events include: D.I.X. St. Patty’s Day Bash, March 17; Miranda Sings at the Riverside Theater ... more

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

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It’s Geek Week in Milwaukee and Ruthie answers a question from a reader in love with a self-described “cosplay geek.” more

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