flaming queen

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flaming queen (plural flaming queens)

  1. (slang, LGBT) A homosexual, and often cross-dressing, man acting in an ostentatious and flaunting manner akin to a diva.
    • 2003 Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret, University Of Chicago Press, →ISBN, page 29
      By his senior year, Gary was a "flaming queen," wearing full makeup and platform shoes.
    • 2006 Dale B. Martin Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation, Westminster John Knox Press, →ISBN, page 89
      No person could be masculine without becoming fully feminine, and no person could be feminine without also at the same time becoming fully masculine. In ethical-prescriptive terms, this would be interpreted as meaning that all femmes must become as butch as possible, and all butches must work their hardest to become flaming queens. Everyone must take the macho, made-up, cross-dressing basketball star or actor as the Christian role model—or the hyperfeminine drag queen fashion model, or the gentlemanly butch lesbian country singer.
    • 2006 Meadows Damon Amin and Jason Poole Convict's Candy,Ghettoheat, →ISBN, page 91
      Outside the cell, Jose carried himself like a true gentleman, yet behind his cell door with Candy, he'd frolicked about like a flaming queen; Jose traipsed around in homemade thongs, cropped T-shirts, cut-off shorts and shower slippers.