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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

Call for Hyphen Book Reviewers

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Web Exclusive: Cartoonists Thi Bui & GB Tran Interview Each Other

Cartoonists Thi Bui and GB Tran are both working on graphic novels about their families' experiences during the Vietnam War. Their collaborative graphic essay is featured in our Bittersweet issue.

10 Notable Asian American Books of 2010

With Hyphen’s books section writers being a discriminating, bullheaded bunch, it was not easy to compile this list. Some friendships were lost. Many egos were bruised ...

Interview with 'Habit of a Foreign Sky' Author Xu Xi

By Abigail Licad

One word sums up Xu Xi’s new novel Habit of a Foreign Sky : sexy. 

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