Thursday, February 09, 2006

Latino gay man killed in San Francisco

The Bay Area Reporter is reporting in today's issue that Chad Ferriera, a former Club Papi staffer and gymn trainer, died on February 4th, six days after two men beat him up on Market Street, near the Castro Street intersection. According to a witness quoted in the article, the assault apparently stemmed from an angry exchange of words that one of Ferreira's friends had while standing in line for the bathroom inside the Castro gay establishment, The Bar.

A memorial service is planned for tonight at the Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel on 710 Willow Street (off Bird Avenue in San Jose). Club Papi will also be holding a benefit party in his memory on Saturday, February 11th. More details (and photos of Chad) here.

1 comment:

Papi said...

i knew this guy chad. he was always at the clubs flyering. never really seemed to bother anyone. seem like a nice guy. cant imagine why he didnt use his martial arts skills in self defense. shame what a loss RIP Chad Ferreira