San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
— Rainbow Honor Walk —
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Rainbow Honor Walk 🏳️🌈 series list.
Location. 37° 45.611′ N, 122° 26.088′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Castro Street south of 18th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 545 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keith Haring (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Ginsberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Alan Turing (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude Stein (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry HayHarvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); Christine Jorgensen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . The Legend of Sylvester. PopMatters' David Masciotra explains Sylvester's legend and legacy: The singer Sylvester – often narrowly and affectionately called the “queen of disco” – is one of the best kept secrets of American music. The cruelty of such secrecy and the thievery of the obscurity in which Sylvester’s varied musical catalogue still lives is not a crime merely because he was one of America’s greatest singers, performing songs in nearly every genre. It isn’t a crime simply because Prince should include a disclaimer with every song he releases: “Apologies to Sylvester”, and it isn’t a crime only because he was a talented and prolific songwriter. Sylvester’s lost legacy is all of the above, and it’s an example of integrity and dignity that his career provides to performers and observers. Sylvester’s career also illustrates the hideous damage caused by bigotry and ignorance.... (Submitted on September 22, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 331 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.