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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

My grandma was a medicine woman, a healer, and a shaman. Each Hmong New Year, the entire family came together to uphold our spiritual home, and appease the ancestral spirits. My grandma passed away in 2003.

Kao Kalia Yang | December 3, 2014 - 11:45am

Sex-selective abortion bans disciminate against Asian Americans based on the stereotype of their preference for male children.

Pallavi Somusetty | December 1, 2014 - 3:40pm

The creators of APIA Writers for Ferguson invite additional writers and scholars to sign the open letter in a show of solidarity with Michael Brown's family, Ferguson, and the African American community. 

Karissa Chen | November 30, 2014 - 9:05pm

“The two things I've always hated: Phonies and cowards. Before, I felt I was both, and I could never overcome that until I transitioned.”

Jean Ho | November 20, 2014 - 4:58pm

For November, we bring you Denis Wong's short story about a teenaged boy trying to cope after the death of his girlfriend. 

Denis Wong | November 13, 2014 - 9:00am

Together, we can educate the community and fight stigmas against illness and disability.

Abigail Licad | November 12, 2014 - 8:33am

How I paid homage to a girlhood icon on her 40th birthday, and passed down the love to the next generation.

Theresa Celebran Jones | November 11, 2014 - 11:40am

Hyphen's Joyce Chen talks with Jeff Chang about his new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America.

Joyce Chen | November 7, 2014 - 8:08am

Words of wisdom from an iron-willed and kindhearted trailblazer.

Abigail Licad | November 6, 2014 - 7:26am

Barbara Jane Reyes breaks down the influences of Latino cultures and writing on her work. 

Abigail Licad | November 5, 2014 - 11:00am
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