World AIDS Day


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2018 saw some very disturbing trends emerge in the nation with regards to the LGBTQ community, its safety and its rights; but there were also some good things, too. Read more


HIV/AIDS went from a death sentence to a manageable condition, but 9.4 million people live with HIV without knowing it, and the specter of the AIDS pandemic still lingers in the US. Read more

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Dear Ruthie shares her calendar of events pertaining to the LGBTQ community in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie explains to a reader than “no” means “no.” Exciting upcoming events include: “Intersex Stories, Not Surgery” with Pidgeon Pagonis at UWM, Nov. 30; and Katy Perry’s Witness Tour stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Dec. 4. Read more

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On World AIDS Day, Paul Masterson discusses local efforts, past and present, geared toward representing individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in art. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose partner is verbally abusive. Upcoming events include World AIDS Day Event, Hands Up for HIV Prevention at Hillside Terrace Family Resource Center, Dec. 1; “Down Home with the Carpenters” at S... Read more

Dear Ruthie

In light of World AIDS Awareness Day (Dec. 1) Paul Masterson explores the current state of mindfulness and prejudice in U.S. society. Read more

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“Preservatif,” conceived by artist Niki Johnson (of Eggs Benedict fame) and co-curated by Kim Hindman, gave 23 national artists the opportunity to use condoms as artistic material. This ambitious exhibition seeks to open discussions on s... Read more

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Let’s give thanks. Why not, damn it? It’s that time of year, after all. Let’s see…what am I thankful for? Uhm, I’m thankful for my wonderfully smart, attractive and kind readers. I’m thankful for the “How to Read more

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