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For years, NYC's queer scene was absurdly compartmentalized—not only were the various initials of LGBT partying separately, there were were enough subcategories (bears! baby dykes! art fags! etc.!) in each group to use up the whole alphabet. Today, we all get along quite well, and mingle regularly at events all over the city—which is awesome! But sometimes we still want to party with people we want to fuck, and people who want to fuck us back. Hence, the tenth annual Rapture on the River women's dance, launched as an alternative to the boy-heavy Dance on the Pier. Happening conveniently after the Dyke March, this year's Rapture features music from DJ Dimples and the immensely popular Whitney Day, a flock of sexy dancers and a sweaty crowd filled with girls who (unlike attendees at that other dance) don't have to worry about work in the morning. For more information, go to nycpride.org.