On Saturday night around midnight, February 4th, our friend Barry was assaulted and robbed by two men on his way home after he left an LGBTQ+ bar in the South of Market area on Folsom Street. Per his February 5th social media post, his wallet was stolen, his face hit the sidewalk, a front tooth was knocked out, he suffered a heart attack, and has a small neck fracture. Doctors put in two stents and he is recovering at SF General Hospital.
He is self-employed in his housekeeping business and it is unknown when he will be well enough to work again. This fund will directly support Barry's living expenses for the next three months or more, and he will need dental surgery including a tooth implant.
Barry is a community leader, titleholder, volunteer, and fundraiser for many organizations that have benefited numerous charities near and far. He is King XIV of Krewe de Kinque charitable Mardi Gras club, Mr. May 2016 of the charity Bare Chest Calendar, and involved with other organizations in the city of San Francisco. Any size donation will help us reach our initial goal and allow Barry to focus on healing. Many thanks.