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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

Korean American Studies Center to Open at UC Riverside

Great news for all you Asian American studies scholars out there. The University of California, Riverside, is launching a Korean American studies center with the help of a $2.7 million endowment from the Overseas Koreans Foundation.

Food Section Debuts in the Inside/Out Issue

The Inside/Out Issue takes a look at what it means to be on the inside yet the outside, to occupy the foreground yet the background. It also features our new Food section.

Hyphen Nominated for Utne Independent Press Award

Great news: Hyphen is up for a 2010 Utne Independent Press Award in the social/cultural coverage category.

Jake Shimabukuro Thanks YouTube

A ukulele is small and only has four strings, but it pumps out some big sounds, especially in the hands of Jake Shimabukuro, the Hawaiian virtuoso who rose to rock-star fame via YouTube

Hyphen Release Party Video on Myx


If you couldn't make it to our Trailblazing Issue release party, here's a video from Myx with some highlights.

John Cho Discusses 'Harold and Kumar,' 'Star Trek' Sequels

In video interview, John Cho says script for a third Harold and Kumar has been written and the next Star Trek movie is in the works.

Asianspotting: Deborah Gibson Love Scene with Asian Guy

debbie_gibson.jpgMega Shark vs. Giant Octopus: the title alone should have kept me away, but flipping through the channels to SyFy, my curiosity was piqued when I saw that it starred 80s teen sensation Debbie Gibson (who's all grown up and goes by Deborah now).

Get the Asian Flush? Rice May Be Causing It

asian_flush.jpgThat red-faced glow many Asians get when they have a few too many drinks is the result of a genetic mutation that research suggests occurred about the same time farmers began growing rice in China ... about 10,000 years ago.

Ladies of Disgrasian Blazing on Hyphen's Cover

We've got lots of stuff for you in The Trailblazing Issue of Hyphen, including having Diana Nguyen and Jen Wang, the bloggers behind Disgrasian, on our cover. 

Miley Cyrus Slanty-Eyed Photo Offensive But Not Illegal


The legal saga of the Miley Cyrus chinky-eyed photo is coming to an end. A judge has tossed a lawsuit filed against Cyrus for posing in the image that's been all over the Internet.

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