leather queen

leather queen

A popular term for an effeminate gay male whose sexuoeroticism hinges in part or completely on the leather subculture.
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Xena was a she-hunky leather queen in a breastplate who battled bad guys with sword, shiv, crossbow, frying pan or the ultimate weapon, a murderous missile called the chakram.
Something connects Bersani's straight man driving down Folsom Street (24) who fails to see "leather queen" as commenting on his own masculinity, (25) and Kennedy's guy who takes the "sexy dresser" at her word.
I remember vividly sitting with Harvey Milk in the back room of his Castro Street camera shop and reading letters from young gay people explaining how his public image--not a florist, not an overly macho leather queen, not a swishy muscle boy--made it easier for them to go on living.
As I recall, there wasn't much of a stampede to the box office, but whether that was because of our protests or because the mass audience didn't care to watch Al choose between the ravishing Karen Allen or a thin, scarred leather queen hanging in a sling in a basement on Avenue A, I really couldn't say.
He rejected the premise entirely, turning the question into another question as to why society had to box homosexuals into categories like opera queen and leather queen and movie queen.
Leather queens, club kids, and bare-breasted femmes writhe and vogue in crystalline enclosures overlooking churning purple galaxies.
<B The 'Leather Queens' pose for a picture before this year's parade
"When I first used to go to Pride, the radical fairies would do cartwheels wearing no underwear, the leather queens would be out in force, marching next to the pagans.
Rechy: [Laughs] The biggest queens in the world are leather queens. And that gets back to a lot of the problems that gay men face being problems as men--not gay men, but as men.
On New Year's Eve, New York-based singer Grace Jones fell from the stage while performing at a Melbourne dance party and dove into a crowd of leather queens.
The thing I admire about leather queens is that, next to Star Trek fans, they are the most prop-happy people in the world, cheerfully lugging pounds of gear wherever they go.