A memorial is to be held for a gay activist who died after an attack earlier this month in San Francisco.

Bryan Higgins, also known as Feather Lynn, was found badly beaten by a passersby in a San Francisco park on August 10, and died of his injuries when he was taken off life support three days later.

He was one of the organisers of the first Kalamazoo Pride festival in his Michigan hometown, and a supporter of the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Centre.

Friend Adam Carter told MLive: “Bryan and I and a number of other people organized the first Kalamazoo Pride festival.

“He was very much involved in the planning and fund raising. He was also a DJ at local bars and events.”

“More than that a lot of people know him just because he was so outgoing and such a good spirit. He knew everyone and if he didn’t know you, he made sure that he got to know you.”

A memorial for his friends and family will be held on Thursday, at 8:30pm in the Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo.

Police are reportedly considering his death an attempted homicide via assault with a deadly weapon, and are looking for a white male in a dark-colored hoodie, who has been linked to the scene.