Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a civil rights, anti-war, gay liberation, and HIV/AIDS activist from Japan. Kuromiya was born in Wyoming at the Heart Mountain Japanese American internment camp during World War II,[1] and became an aide to Martin Luther King Jr. and a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War throughout the 1960s.

Kuromiya was one of the founding members of the Gay Liberation Front of Philadelphia, as well as the Critical Path Project and its newsletter. He was also the editor of ACT UP’s Standard of Care, the first medical treatment and cultural competency guidelines written by HIV/AIDS patients for HIV/AIDS patients.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya was born in the Heart Mountain Concentration Camp in Wyoming on May 9, 1943, after his family was transported from Monrovia, California, where Kuromiya grew up.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who grew up in California and came out as gay to his parents when he was about 8 or 9 years old, claims to have been sexually active. There no information about who he was married to.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya quotes

The wisdom of age is bitter when those you have failed have gone. – Author: Conn Iggulden

I cannot be a traitor, since I never swore fealty to the English king. – Author: William Wallace

One cannot worship the false god of nationalism and the God of Christianity at the same time. – Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

Loving people live in a loving world.hostile people live in a hostile world.same world. – Author: Wayne W. Dyer

The lighthouse was like the Tardis: bigger on the inside – Author: Saundra Mitchell

I do not rule Russia: ten thousand clerks do. – Author: Nicholas II Of Russia

I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man. – Author: William Shakespeare

I am the Hero of Time. No matter where or when I am, I will fight for Hyrule… and for Princess Zelda. – Author: Akira Himekawa

Kiyoshi Kuromiya death – How did he die?

Kuromiya died of cancer complications at the age of 57 in 2000, while his death was initially attributed to AIDS issues.

Kuromiya visited the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp for Japanese Americans, where he was born, with his mother in 1983, which he describes as a crucial experience for him as an activist. After surviving lung cancer in the mid-1970s, he became close friends with techno-futurist Buckminster Fuller and traveled the country with him for nearly five years until Fuller’s death in 1983. Kuromiya worked on Fuller’s last six novels with him, and Fuller’s final book was released after his death in 1992. Kuromiya helped the scientist most notably with Critical Path, an acclaimed 1981 book regarding technology’s ability to better the world. Kuromiya was also a national Scrabble champion.

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