Chickenhawk (gay slang)

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A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called "chickens", i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk.wikipedia
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Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys

The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975.
The term "chickenhawk" is used in gay slang to refer to an older man who chases after younger men.

North American Man/Boy Love Association

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The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975.

Age disparity in sexual relationships

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If the woman is extremely young, the man may be labelled a cradle-snatcher (UK) or cradle robber (US) In gay slang, the term chickenhawk may be used.

Chicken (gay slang)

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Those who are interested in young men - referred to as chickenhawks—are denoted in the hanky code as wearing one on the right.

Slang

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A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called "chickens", i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk.

United States

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A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called "chickens", i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk.

United Kingdom

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A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called "chickens", i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk.

Gay

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A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called "chickens", i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk.

LGBT

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It is sometimes used as a disparaging vulgarity within the LGBT community, or seen as a slur against people in that community.

Sexual slur

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It is sometimes used as a disparaging vulgarity within the LGBT community, or seen as a slur against people in that community.

Child sexual abuse

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"Chickenhawk" also indicates a man who uses underage boys for his sexual pleasure.

Sexual stimulation

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"Chickenhawk" also indicates a man who uses underage boys for his sexual pleasure.

1994 in film

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The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975.

Documentary film

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The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975.

Time (magazine)

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The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975.

Ephebophilia

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L&L Tavern

When Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested, L&L employee Frankie—who Dahmer hit on—said "Oh my god! That's the guy that used to drink in the corner by the window and 'chickenhawk' the Dunkin' Donuts across the street!"

Silas Jayne

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Hansen's conviction was overturned five years later on the grounds that the jury should not have heard prejudicial testimony regarding his frequent cruising the streets in search of boys to prey upon, whom he termed "chicken".

Allen Ginsberg

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In 1994, Ginsberg appeared in a documentary on NAMBLA called Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys (playing on the gay male slang term "Chickenhawk"), in which he read a "graphic ode to youth".

Kurt Cobain

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He also said that he "thought [he] was gay" and "wanted to [...] find a chicken hawk and sell [his] ass".