Dyan Tai’s Mission To Showcase Queer Asian Excellence

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08/02/2023

Dyan Tai, the self-described “Gaysian Empress of Sydney,” is a trilingual Malaysian-born classically trained musician, singer, performer, cabaret artist, DJ, and fixture of the Sydney Queer arts scene. In a conversation with Star Observer, he spoke about showcasing and cultivating Queer Asian excellence, the importance of music in his life, and his memorable first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Speaking about the moniker “Gaysian Empress Of Sydney”, Tai explained, “It’s a funny thing that I always use when I introduce myself on stage because I feel my music can be quite serious.” He continued, “A lot of my shows are about empowering the Queer Asian experience, so I just started to own that and found the Gaysian Empress.”

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