15. Because Girls Have More Fun

A recent Friday night at Rumours.Photo: Kate Elazegui

For the first time in memory, gay nightlife in New York was dominated by the ladies. A tour of the new, Brooklyn-centered sapphic circuit.

The first event, at a wine bar in June, was stopped by cops after noise complaints. Now sporadically held in a loft above Public Assembly in Williamsburg. rumoursparty@gmail.com .

Hotel Motel
HoMo, get it? The music is first-rate and ragingly gay. Takes place Wednesday at Tandem in Bushwick, whenever the organizers are in town. tandembar.net

An occasional Saturday-night party thrown by D.J. Manhate (yes, Manhate) at the East River Bar. myspace.com/gayfacenyc

Secret Faggot
A sometimes-on, sometimes-off event held at Glasslands, often with live bands and performances that are experimental, low-budget, and usually train wrecks. myspace.com/secretfaggot

One Saturday a month at Trophy bar,two of the owners (themselves a lesbian couple) run this misspelled (it should be “Hoo-Ha”), funk-heavy party. trophybar.blogspot.com

At the Outpostin Fort Greene, a night of darkwave for queer goths who’ve moved on from electroclash. myspace .com/skittlesparty

Hey Queen!
Expect punk sex workers, hairy armpits, and pungent air every third Friday at Sugarland in Williamsburg. heyqueen@gmail.com.

That’s My Jam
A roving affair that sets down in three bars in Brooklyn. Its original intention, allegedly, was to promote interracial hookups. It seems to be working. thatsmyjamblog.blogspot.com

Despite its name, a lot less cruise-y than others; consider it safe to wear flared-leg jeans. Next one’s December 26 at Southpawin Park Slope. twitter.com/laidparty

Panty Hos
The original Williamsburg art-dyke dance party. Everyone goes, even if simply out of respect. myspace.com/pantyhos

15. Because Girls Have More Fun