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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

How to address one of Orange is the New Black's biggest blindspots.

Maxine Builder | June 30, 2015 - 11:57am

On love, family, and solidarity.

Bix Gabriel | June 30, 2015 - 11:45am

When I think of Grace-nowadays, I first see her hands.
Delicate rice paper skin,
nails that amazingly collect the day’s pollution
without touching outside air,
and thin blue veins
pumping the blood of 100 year-old stories.

- Marcia Lee

Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 27, 2015 - 10:09pm

Hyphen sits down wth the filmmaker duo Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Mendoza Epino to talk about Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which recently received distribution through FilmBuff.

Timothy Tau | June 22, 2015 - 3:14am

Papa. Tatay. Ba. Bo. Father. Baba. Papi. Appa. Dad. Daddy. Abu. These are just some of the titles and names we call our fathers.

Ari Laurel | June 20, 2015 - 5:55pm

Kristina Wong holds up a mirror to activists, her audience, and herself.

Ari Laurel | June 18, 2015 - 2:14am

Viet Nguyen's "Crush The Skull" will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and will screen on two dates: Thursday June 11, 2015 @ 11:00 PM and Wednesday June 17, 2015 @ 9:30 PM.

Timothy Tau | June 11, 2015 - 4:04pm

In this session of The Talks, Timothy Tau sits down with the film's writer and director Emily Ting to discuss how the writing of the film was semi-autobiographical and how during filming, they had to pay off local Triad gangsters to continue shooting in certain locations.

Timothy Tau | June 11, 2015 - 7:39am

We present an excerpt of Matthew Salesses's new novel The Hundred Year Flood for June lit.

Matthew Salesses | June 9, 2015 - 2:28pm

Although Fatima Bhutto's 'The Shadow of the Crescent Moon' seems to draw from her own political family's troubled history in Pakistan, the novel signals the debut of a promising storyteller.

Mosarrap Hossain Khan | May 30, 2015 - 12:14pm
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