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Kiyoshi Kuromiya

(1943-2000)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Kiyoshi Kuromiya Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
1. Kiyoshi Kuromiya Marker
Inscription.  Japanese-Americas human rights activist and founder of the Critical Path Project, one of the earliest resources for information about HIV research and treatment
 
Erected 2017 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.8′ N, 122° 26.072′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street near Castro Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2362 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AIDS Memorial Quilt (here, next to this marker); Barbara Jordan (a few steps from this marker); Fereydoun Farrokhzad (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenn Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); Rikki Streicher (within shouting distance of this marker); We'wha (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Ride (within shouting distance of this marker); José Sarria (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Kiyoshi Kuromiya Marker - wide view, looking west on Market image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
2. Kiyoshi Kuromiya Marker - wide view, looking west on Market
 Kiyoshi Kuromiya (Wikipedia). "Kiyoshi Kuromiya (May 9, 1943 – May 10, 2000) was a Japanese American author and civil rights activist. He was born in a Japanese American internment camp on May 9, 1943 in Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He died on the night of May 10, 2000, due to complications from AIDS....Kiyoshi is perhaps best known as the founder of the Critical Path Project, which brought the strategies and theories of his associate/mentor Buckminster Fuller to the struggle against AIDS. The Critical Path newsletter, one of the earliest and most comprehensive sources of HIV treatment information, was routinely mailed to thousands of people living with HIV all over the world. He also sent newsletters to hundreds of incarcerated individuals to insure their access to up-to-date treatment information....Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a leader in the struggle to maintain freedom of speech on the Internet, participating in the successful lawsuit against the Communications Decency Act....Kuromiya was the leading plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case, Kuromiya vs. The United States of America, calling for the legalization of marijuana for medical uses." (Submitted on July 15, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Categories. Asian AmericansCivil RightsScience & Medicine
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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