leather queen

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leather queen (plural leather queens)

  1. (slang, LGBT) A gay man with a fetish for leather
    • 1991, Lawrence Block, A Ticket To The Boneyard (ISBN 0380709945), page 142:
      This was a long way from making him a leather queen, I had to admit, but I didn't have any trouble picturing him in those bars, leaning sinuously against something, those long strong fingers curled around a beer bottle, those flat cold eyes staring, measuring, challenging.
    • 1993, Anthony Giddens, The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies (ISBN 0804722145), page 147:
      The macho gay, the leather queen, the denim groupie — these are more than just ironic rejoinders to heterosexual masculinity.
    • 1997, Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865), page 3:
      To find the real Michel Foucault is to ask “which one”?
      Should we look at the life of the man himself, who as a boy wanted to be a goldfish, but became a philosopher and historian, political activist, leather queen, bestseller, tireless campaigner for dissident causes?