The pioneering artist always lived out loud, even when the world tried to silence and ignore him.
Last week, Craft Recordings also issued a new digital edition of Sylvester's much-acclaimed 1978 album, 'Step II'.
Available on 19 June across all digital and streaming platforms, this classic disco album features the late star's enduring anthem, ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)'.
From disco hits to tender ballads, the queer canon is as diverse as it is large. Here are the most memorable songs that celebrate the LGBTQ experience.
Seeing the connection between jazz and disco, the Vanguard and Fantasy labels made sophisticated dancefloor music that still sounds fresh and thrilling.
The platform will honour LGBTQ+ artists from the past and present: from Sylvester and Melissa Etheridge to Lady Gaga and Troye Sivan.
“The National Recording Registry honours the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives.”
The collection celebrates influential musical figures including disco icon Sylvester and rock’n’roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.