It’s OK to be single

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Dear Ruthie,

I am a 65 year old single gay man. And I’m really happy. Can you believe that? I’m happy with myself, with life, with everything, really. The problem is that my friends won’t believe me.

They insist that I need a partner to be happy. I do not know! Life is Beautiful. I tell them that, but they keep pushing, and it drives me crazy. I can’t have this same conversation anymore. What should I do to convince them I’m happy and get them to stop?

Thanks,

Mr Happy


Dear happy pants,

I get this question more than you might think. Many people can’t believe that other people can be happy when they’re single. That’s right, people! Move on!

Remember, your friends’ words are coming from a good place…they just don’t realize that, in this case, you know what’s best for you.

You should ask them to please stop inquiring about future partners. Let them know that you “can’t have that same conversation anymore.” True friends will respect your wishes and I hope this thread ends.


Ruthie’s Social Calendar

June 15 — “Bingo Game Show” to benefit the Rescue Gang at Hamburger Mary’s (730 S. Fifth St.): Join me in cracking jokes, hosting silly games, and awarding prizes to help save the town’s pooches. Enjoy the madness at the 7:30 p.m. fundraiser.

June 17 to June 19 – Central Wisconsin Pride at the Motorama Auto Museum (181705 Stradale Lane., Aniwa): Make it a road trip for the books when you take your pride out of town. Drag shows, dancing, music, speakers and more make this party one you won’t soon forget. Even better, camping options are available so you won’t miss a moment of fun. Swing by www.centralwipride.org for details.

June 17—Crafts & Laughs (and Drag Queen Bingo) at Dresden Castle (3775 E. Underwood Ave.): Join me for bingo, prizes and more at this makers mart that features everything from arts and crafts to comic books and cash bars. I start games at 6 p.m., so come and let’s have a good time!

June 18 – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lincoln Park (1965 W. Fairmount Ave.): “Swimming with Pride” is the theme of this family-friendly reading that highlights acceptance, love, and positivity for all. The 1-3 p.m. party encourages everyone to come as themselves and enjoy the afternoon. Plus, the first 50 kids to arrive receive pool passes after story time.

June 18—The Sister’s Beer Garden at Saint Joseph Center (29th St at Orchard St.): The sisters are back with their popular beer garden! Enjoy craft beers, wine, live music, food, games, and more during the party from 4-8 p.m. This annual event gets more popular every year, so come see what the sisters have planned this time around. Best of all, the proceeds benefit the ministries of the School Sisters of St. Francis, helping to care for the earth and provide clean water around the world.

June 18 — Miss Ruck ‘n Scrum Pageant at DIX (739 S. First St.): It’s time for the toughest, toughest, toughest drag competition in town! A perk for Milwaukee Beer Barons Rugby Football Club, these rock ’em, sock ’em dudes trade shin guards for robes and lip-sync for their lives. The 6pm contest lets you vote for the winner, so grab your singles and get ready to cheer on those fat bitches!

June 18—Screening of Moonlight at the Oriental Theater (2230 N. Farwell Ave.): Presented by Milwaukee Film’s Genre Queer, this 7 p.m. screening is part of the band’s MKE Film Pride Month celebration. Don’t miss the film that won best picture about a young man’s struggle to find himself. Learn more at www.mkefilm.org.

June 21—“M4T” premieres at This Is It (418 E. Wells St.): Don’t miss the premiere screening of this indie horror flick at the popular Screen Queens party at This Is It. The film’s star, Dora Diamond, also hosts the evening, so a good time is sure to be had by all. The movie starts at 6 p.m.

Have a question for Ruthie? Want to share an event with her? Contact Ruthie at Dear [email protected].

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