Dani Boi / Dani Weber
Dani Boi is a genderfluid dragtivist. Dani began performing and speaking out on LGBTQIA+ rights while living in San Francisco, and since returning to Melbourne has performed at a variety of queer club nights and community events, including Midsumma Horizon, Honcho Disko, Macquarie University’s Sex & Consent Week, and hosted Dani Boi’s Art of Drag in Warrnambool – an educational non-binary drag showcase.
Performing as a drag king, they explore topics of toxic masculinity, gender fluidity, and consent education through passionate lip syncs and collaborations with other queer artists.
In 2016, they were published in Archer magazine’s ‘They/Theirs’ issue, and have since become the magazine’s Events Producer. The Guardian also published ‘How I fell in love with performing as a drag king’, in the wake of their feature in short documentary DANI BOI as part of the Love Bites series to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras.
Dani has been interviewed by Triple J, JOY 94.9 and PBS, and featured on panels for Midsumma Festival and Parents of Gender Diverse Children. They co-produce The Cocoa Butter Club, a quarterly performance night for Indigenous and/or People of Colour, which had a showcase for Midsumma Festival 2017 at Arts Centre Melbourne.