Throwback: Happy 73rd Birthday, Sylvester!

Today would have been the disco legend Sylvester‘s 73rd birthday. Boldly black as fuck,. boldly queer as fuck, his voice could convey euphoria and longing simultaneously — and goddamn it, some of his hits just stand up. I’d spin them in a DJ set right this very second. Happy birthday, Sylvester, wherever you are.

HIV/AIDS was a scourge in the 80s and 90s and a lot of incredibly talented folks were snuffed out as a result. In there memories, let’s make sure that we continue to do the safe and right thing: condoms, condoms, condoms, condoms whenever you’re having sex outside of a monogamous relationship.