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Model/Actor/Nonfactor. Fave Movie: Set It Off. Fave Color: fringe. OCC, Magnum & American Apparel Ad Goon. I TouYube.

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Yay! I get to be on TV again on my friend’s show! #Repost @jameslarosa
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Two of these people will be appearing on #HitTheFloor S4.
Merry Crystal everybody and happy Chakakhanukkah too. Thanx @natsgetty & @gigigorgeous for being the best.
Funniest Paint Me Bitch in a long time with @misslailamcqueen #linkinbio https://youtu.be/uvMjzgH_-XI
There is so much cool jewelry and leather goods at my spot right now for @mitchelprimrose’s pop up shop. 1646 N Cherokee Ave near Hollywood & Highland. Come shop til 5. It’s right next to @marcomarcounderwear, too
Follow my holiday Ho friends.
I 💙coming to set and seeing my friends. @iamsarahmitchell @zacbrazenas @williegomez are turning it out on set for the #GreatestShowman! 🎩 ☑️out FOX tomorrow at 7/6pm Central AND my live stream to catch some special BTS footage during the #TheGreatestLiveCommercial! #Ad
@thefuckumeme
@idajohs looks cute in her @dragqueenmerch #linkinbio https://www.dragqueenmerch.com/collections/willam
I love my book intro. Suck Less is over a year old and this intro was rewritten like 3 times all with the help of my editrix-at-large @jokestress
The key to a good lifestyle shoot is acting natural. @natsgetty & @gigigorgeous went all out and holidayed their home the hell out. 🌴❄️ so fun.
has there never been a Sylvester challenge on Drag Race?  #Repost @lgbt_history
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“An androgynous, cross-dressing, openly gay, African American, falsetto-singing, unapologetically flaming man-diva influenced primarily by church women, black blues singers, drag queens, hippies, and homos…Sylvester rode his marginality right into the mainstream: a star not despite the boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality he eagerly crossed but because of them.” – Joshua Gamson, “The Fabulous Sylvester”
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Picture: Sylvester (Sept. 6, 1947 – Dec. 16, 1988), San Francisco, California, Oct. 1988. Photo © Jim Wigler.
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Sylvester James, Jr., known by his stage name Sylvester, who died twenty-nine years ago today, was an American singer-songwriter, best-known as The Queen of Disco in San Francisco.
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Sylvester left home at fifteen, seeking refuge in the queer Black community of Los Angeles. In 1970, he moved to San Francisco, where he joined the avant-garde performance art troupe The Cockettes. After the group famously imploded during a late 1971 performance in New York City, Sylvester sought other opportunities.
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In 1976, after hiring backup singers Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes (known as “Two Tons O’ Fun”), Sylvester hit his musical stride, performing regularly at gay bars throughout San Francisco and signing a record deal with Fantasy Records in 1977.
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Sylvester’s second album, “Step II,” included his biggest hits: “Dance (Disco Heat)” and “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).”
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Even as he enjoyed mainstream success, Sylvester maintained a close connection with the gay community, performing at Gay Pride events throughout his career.
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In 1985, Sylvester’s boyfriend, Rick Crammer, was diagnosed with HIV, and he died in September 1987; soon thereafter, Sylvester developed a persistent cough and ultimately was diagnosed with the virus.
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“Near the end,” Adam Block wrote in an obituary in @theadvocatemag, “Jim Wigler came to shoot a portrait of Syl for his ‘Faces of AIDS’ project. Syl, who had set such store by glamour, agreed to the session…When Jim asked for a quote to accompany the shot, Syl just stared blankly into space and said, ‘I’m dying, and it ain’t pretty.
When they say send clear face pics. @rhealitre