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Damon Percy is a self-proclaimed author, activist, cultural critic, mentor, poet, publicist and Proud Sexy Nerd is a Detroit original. He received his nickname “Magic” from membership in Detroit’s ballroom community and the name, which captures his personality perfectly, has followed him through life.
Damon attended Cass Technical High School and received his degree in journalism from Wayne State University. However, it wasn’t until he was adopted into his chosen family by LGBTQ Detroit’s founder/executive director Curtis Lipscomb and began writing for KICK magazine that he really began following his passion of telling the stories of the Black LGBTQ+ community. He is now collaborating with LGBTQ Detroit to collect and archive the stories of Detroit’s vibrant African American LGBTQ+ community.
He is also a proud member of Kappa Psi Kappa, Inc. fraternity. Kappa Psi Kappa is a non-profit, non-collegiate, service/social fraternity for "progressive" men of all ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and sexual orientations. “Magic” recently was recognized at the organization’s Konclave 2022 for his membership longevity of 13 years.
He works as a publicist in the Gospel Music Industry and a freelance music journalist online and in print while spreading the magic of unity, family and community wherever he goes.