The relationship between girls and gay bars (male-only crowd, for our purposes) is fraught at best. While treatment of queer women at such establishments is another article entirely, a gaggle of straight women in one of “our” spaces can provoke confusion and intolerance on both sides.

Zack Rosen (of the now-defunk The New Gay) breaks down some rules for women who like to cruise gay bars [or as they are referred to here in DC, “bars that cater to the neighborhood”].