Disco was the music of liberation, inclusiveness, and empowerment with a four-on-the-floor bassline as its rallying cry.
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.
The Village People's Victor Willis said: "Henri leaves an impressive body of work that helped shape the disco genre, and as a record executive, he was par excellence."
Casablanca Records, which brought worldwide success to Donna Summer, Kiss, Cameo, Parliament and many others, has launched as a dance imprint in Australia.
The Billboard Hot 100 for 12 May, 1979 showed Peaches & Herb's traditional soul sound stemming the disco tide, as 'Reunited' held at No. 1 amid dance fever.