For those who know the history of BDSM and fetish communities, we started in several places, and queer communities were key to the development of BDSM. The 1940s and 1950s butch/femme communities developed an aesthetic that queer BDSM practitioners have continued to promulgate over the years.
In the 1970s, gay men and lesbians formed leather communities that emphasized "radical sex" in the form of sadomasochism, dominance, and submission. In all these communities, they developed aesthetics--and clothing--that we build upon today.
In this post, we present you with some images of individuals sporting a queer aesthetic that meets our dress code. Of course we note that queer aesthetics sometimes fits into either the masculine or the feminine categories described in other blog posts. And further, by the term's very nature, "queer" is difficult to define. Still, here are some images that we hope will be helpful.