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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

Take this Ring -- But Keep Your Name

Sylvie Kim is getting married and keeping her name -- no matter what the county clerk thinks about it.

Crazy, Stupid, Korean Love: On David Choe, Han, and 'Unmarriageable' Koreans

Are artist-provocateur David Choe's comments on 'undateable' Koreans really just han in disguise?

CAAMFest 2013 Reviews: Lee Isaac Chung's 'Abigail Harm'

Amanda Plummer stars in Lee Isaac Chung's surreal re-telling of a Korean folktale.

CAAMFest 2013 Reviews: Ernesto Foronda and Silas Howard's 'Sunset Stories'

In Sunset Stories, co-directors Ernesto Foronda and Silas Howard give the LA ensemble film a relationship comedy twist, giving LA and its quirky denizens prominent roles in this story of two former lovers randomly thrown back into each other's lives for 24 hours.

A. Rey Pamatmat's 'Thunder Above, Deeps Below' at Bindlestiff Studio

Dreams, memory and the supernatural fuse with the gritty realities for young people of color living on the streets in A. Rey Pamatmat’s play Thunder Above, Deeps Below.

'Talk'ing Back: The Problematic Inclusion of Asian Americans in John Derbyshire's Racist Essay

John Derbyshire addressed his racist anti-black how-to guide to his mixed race Asian/white children -- and, by extension, to white and Asian parents alike.

SFIAAFF 30 Reviews: Christopher Woon's 'Among B-Boys'

From California's Central Valley to America's heartland, Hmong American b-boys find a symbolic home in hip hop.

SFIAAFF 30 Reviews: Michael Collins's 'Give Up Tomorrow'

Government corruption and media sensationalism help send innocent men to prison for the rape and murder of two sisters in the Philippine city of Cebu.

You Don't Look a Day Over 18: Hyphen's SFIAAFF 30 Coverage

Asian Americans do age gracefully. The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival ushers in its 30th year, kicking off on March 8 with the presentation of Quentin Lee's White Frog.

Spike, Jeremy, and Stopping "Asian Profi'Lin"

Director Spike Lee tweets love for new Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and dismisses the racialized language surrounding Lin in the Twitterverse.

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