Queen of Disco
Even today many celebrities are afraid to live out and proud. That Sylvester was dressing in drag and flaunting the title of Queen of Disco in a far less tolerant era is amazing and admirable.
He’s probably best known for his hit “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” but I found out more about him as a one time member of the off the wall fabulous performance group The Cockettes.
Beginning his career as a costume designer, he knew about style From head to toe and he made everything – from bangles to flapper dresses his own.
He sadly died of complications from AIDS during the early years of the epidemic. A documentary based on his life is in the works.
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