Kiyoshi Kuromiya (May 9, 1943 - May 10, 2000) was a Japanese American writer and civil rights activist, anti-war, gay liberator, and HIV / AIDS activist.

Born in Wyoming during World War II — during the Japanese American concentration camp known as Heart Mountain,

Kuromiya became an assistant to Martin Luther King Jr. and a prominent opponent of the Vietnam War in the 1960s.

One of the founders of the Gay Liberation Front Philadelphia, Kuromiya also founded the Critical Path Project and its magazine.

He was also the co-founder of ACT UP's Standard of Care, the original treatment guidelines and cultural competencies issued to people living with HIV by people living with HIV / AIDS.

Kiyoshi Kuromiya was born on May 9, 1943, in Wyoming at Heart Mountain Concentration Camp, where his family was relocated from Monrovia, California,

where Kuromiya grew up. Both of Kuromiya's parents were born in California and after 15 years living in Monrovia

and a year between Arizona and Nevada in 1961, Kuromia decided to leave the West Coast to go to college in Philadelphia to study at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kuromiya writes his own motive for moving to Philadelphia in 1961 because of the term "Brotherly Love City,

and Kuromiya's activism really began in the 1960s when he became involved in human rights planning.