Leslie, Queen of Austin (born Albert Leslie Cochran),
roamed 6th St. in g-strings and heels with his trademark
goatee, and had a saucy comment for every passerby who
snapped a photo with him. A political activist, he ran for
mayor 3 times, coming in 2nd place once. The Black Cat,
at 309 E. 6th, was his favorite bully pulpit and he would
have loved the Live Music Capital of the World
mural now inside. He embodied the "Keep Austin Weird"
spirit, inspiring dress-up refrigerator magnets and the
iLeslie phone app with soundbites and interviews. Mayor
Lee Leffingwell declared March 8th "Leslie Cochran
Day", proclaiming him an indelible image in the
memories of many Austin visitors and tourists.
Submitted by @steveportigal