Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Celebrate Black Queer Voices: Feb 6 - Sylvester

Forget Donne Summer or Gloria Gaynor, the real queen of disco was Sylvester. A tall, black gay man who had hits that everybody in the country was dancing to.  Sylvester's songs were lit.  The hooks were infectious.  The vocals were simply amazing. And his look - well, let's just say that the world was not ready for him.  He wore make-up and was brazen enough to dress in drag.  As a huge pop star in the 1970s, he was ahead of his time.

Amazon Music created a short documentary called "Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester."  It is a quick journey through his life.  For his childhood in the church, to his rise to the top of the charts and to his life in San Francisco.  You can learn more about this legend in the film below:

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