Tribute: Kiyoshi Kuromiya

AIDS Activists Remember Kiyoshi

Lark Lands: “All of us were inspired by Kiyoshi’s constant commitment to justice. But I will most remember his inimitable ways of moving in the world. His dedication brought him to every major speech at every AIDS conference, hoping for another morsel of knowledge that might help someone in need, even when he was tired or ill or could likely present the material better himself. His irresistible sense of humor surfaced in the sly looks, the almost suppressed smiles and — when he could no longer resist — the witty comment that sent the rest of us off into helpless gales of laughter. Finally, his huge, passionate heart wrapped up so many people and made us feel that the world was a better place because he was in it.”


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