Google celebrates this Saturday, June 4, the life of Kiyoshi Kuromiya, a civil rights activist, which is why it honors him with a doodle. In 2019, he was inducted into the National LGBTQ+ Wall of Honor at Stonewall National Monument.
Kiyoshi Kuromiya was born on May 9, 1943, at the Heart Mountain War Relocation Center in Wyoming, United States, one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese Americans evicted from the West Coast Exclusion Zone during the Second World War.
After this war, in 1945, Kuromiya’s family settled in the state of California, where he recognized himself as an Asian-American gay man.
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She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was inspired by the Civil Rights movement to find her passion for activism. In 1965, he participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches and was also a member of the Black Panther Party.
Kuromiya was at Gay Pioneers, one of the first organized civil rights rallies for the lesbian community. He rejected the war in Vietnam and protested against the recruitment of young people.
HE STROVE FOR AWARENESS
At the beginning of the Sisa epidemic, he fought for awareness of the virus, and later became a self-taught person after being diagnosed with the disease
In 1989, he founded the Critical Path Project, the first organization to provide a 24-hour hotline for the gay community.
Kiyoshi Kuromiya was honored at the San Francisco National LGBTQ+ Rainbow Walk of Honor in 2018. He spent his life advocating for marginalized populations until 2000, the year he passed away.