Trixie Mattel

It’s here…it’s here…the high holy day for the LGBTQ community—Halloween! Dear Ruthie’s social calendar features everything from a symphonic performance of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to a sexy Marvel Comix Night at DIX. more

Oct 24, 2017 12:55 PM Dear Ruthie


Trixie Mattel/via facebook

Paul Masterson explores the history and current incarnations of costuming among members of the LGBTQ community. more

Aug 8, 2017 1:43 PM My LGBTQ POV

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

Apr 4, 2017 2:35 PM 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. more

Jan 3, 2017 1:54 PM My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie plugs lots of exciting Halloween week events, including: Dora Diamond’s Costume Party at Company Brewing, Oct. 28; Remember-When Party at Harbor Room, Oct. 29; and Drag RePublic’s ‘Revenge of the Sexy Zombie Hunters’ at Riverwest Pub... more

Oct 25, 2016 3:16 PM Dear Ruthie

Paul Masterson discusses the work of queer street artist Jeremy Novy. more

Jun 7, 2016 3:53 PM My LGBTQ POV

Ruthie answers a question from a reader hoping to spice things up at home with his husband and plugs exciting events including Kink Night at Hybrid Lounge, Jan. 8; White Elephant Gift Exchange at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Jan. 10... more

Jan 5, 2016 10:04 PM Hear Me Out

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

Dec 29, 2015 8:48 PM Hear Me Out

Paul Masterson discusses the unique aspects of Milwaukee’s PrideFest as well as this year’s offerings. more

Jun 2, 2015 9:56 PM Hear Me Out

PrideFest at Henry Maier Festival Park, June 5-7, offers a full lineup of musical entertainment. more

Jun 2, 2015 7:32 PM A&E Feature 1 Comments



A look back at Milwaukee LGBT life in 2014. more

Dec 30, 2014 10:53 PM Hear Me Out


Trixie Mattel/via facebook

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.” more

Dec 9, 2014 11:27 PM Hear Me Out 1 Comments