May 5, 2006

That's right: 7 of Asian America's good-doing, community-spirited, sexy and talented hotties compete for the title of Mr. Hyphen. Come ask our contestants questions in our audience-submitted portion of the Q&A. Come cheer and vote for your favorites during the fashion portion (we're considering sleepwear...). Watch them strut their stuff, sing you a song, slam down some spoken word, and lay it on the line for the good cause: The winner takes home a $500 donation to the AsAm nonprofit he represents, a prize, a crown, and bragging rights.

Love your Asian American men? Then this is for you. ARE an Asian American man? Then this is definitely for you.

Come, and bring your friends. Cuz where's the love? It's right here.

EVENT: Mr. Hyphen
WHEN: Friday, May 19, 7:00-10 pm
WHERE: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 510.637.0455, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607 (Pacific Renaissance Plaza, second floor) COST: $15 presale, $20 at the door, all ages welcome. 21+ for alcohol.

Pre-pay $15 (Please make sure you bring your id during the event)

**Click on our EVENTS page for details (like headshots!) -- and to purchase.


erin K Ninh

contributing editor & blogger

erin Khue Ninh is a former blog editor and onetime publisher of Hyphen, who won't seem to go away. She now teaches literature in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Aside from Hyphen, erin believes in recycling, Planned Parenthood, and Type A first-borns.



p.s. Win FREE Tickets: Just email five of your friends to tell them about the event, and cc us at "mrhyphen [at]"! Winners will be notified by email.Or, pre-purchase your tix asap. They're cheaper!
Ai-ya. Did we mention, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION??As in, *you* get to submit questions for the Q&A round. And *you* get to vote to decide the results of the Fashion round! Why? Because Mr. Hyphen represents *you*!
I think there was already a Mr. Hyphen like event not to long ago
actually, Jim, judging from the pictures you link to, that event is nothing like Mr. Hyphen. if you'll take a look at the description on our Events page, i think you'll realize that men flexing in their speedos is nowhere in our program, nor in our greater social agenda. Mr. Hyphen is just as much about honoring these men and their organizations for the work they do, as it is about having fun with the fact that they're cute and we know it. Hyphen is too smart and politically progressive a magazine to objectify anyone -- male or female -- for their bodies in, excuse me, dumb-ass ways. Mr. Hyphen will NOT be a transparent attempt to overcompensate & objectify ourselves. It *will* be a way for us to give some due applause to the many qualities that make us proud of our Asian American men.