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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

This past weekend we lost legendary organizer and activist Yuri Kochiyama. Mr. Hyphen 2013 Sean Miura reflects on her legacy.

Sean Miura | June 2, 2014 - 11:44am

Timothy Tau talks with film director Steven J. Kung about his film A Leading Man, screening next week at the Dances with Film Festival in L.A.

Timothy Tau | May 30, 2014 - 9:24am

When holding a copy of Bich Minh Nguyen's Pioneer Girl, it feels like a copy of a Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books: thick, with double-spaced sentences and pages that smell wheaty and dusty. For those who read Wilder’s iconic American series, Nguyen's novel will be a familiar and comforting experience.

Andrea Kim Taylor | May 29, 2014 - 7:21am

As race and racism-conscious parents, is there a right way to freak out about how our children grapple with issues of racial identity?

Theresa Celebran Jones | May 27, 2014 - 11:20am

A collaborative of Southeast Asian American organizations are fighting for justice in their communities, amidst racial profiling, violence, and other challenges faced by boys and young men of color.

Hyphen | May 22, 2014 - 11:46am

Author Matthew Salesses talked with Nicole Soojung Callahan about his new book, Different Racisms.

Nicole Soojung Callahan | May 20, 2014 - 8:26am

Akiko Aspillaga shares a spoken word piece about her family's experience being undocumented and uninsured.

Akiko Aspillaga | May 14, 2014 - 9:55am

Deborah Jiang-Stein, author of the memoir Prison Baby, explores the idea of being content despite the unknown.

Deborah Jiang-Stein | May 12, 2014 - 9:07am

Five years ago, my mother, who is now 81, was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and her short-term memories are almost non-existent.

Andrew Lam | May 11, 2014 - 1:16pm

For the month of May, we bring you the first chapter of Chang-rae Lee's newest novel, On Such a Full Sea.

Chang-rae Lee | May 8, 2014 - 8:24am
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