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Blog Posts

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

Blog Posts

We’re bringing you the inside scoop on each of our fabulous and community-serving Mr. Hyphen 2011 contestants.

Sandy Naing | October 31, 2011 - 11:26am

A reflection on the Mr. Hyphen competition experience by 2010 finalist Ryan Takemiya.

Hyphen Events | October 31, 2011 - 10:30am

Hyphen is proud to announce that editor Momo Chang was recently awarded a 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter.

Lisa Wong Macabasco | October 31, 2011 - 9:55am
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Can't decide what to wear on Halloween? Hyphen shows you some Asian American movie icons to model after that'll solve your troubles (and give you some instant movie-geek cred). 

Ian Wang | October 28, 2011 - 7:31am
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Alabama's House Bill 56 -- which prohibits businesses from making contracts with undocumented workers -- shows early signs of hurting industries across the state.


Victoria Yue | October 27, 2011 - 11:50am
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A reflection on the Mr. Hyphen competition experience by 2010 finalist Anthony Kim.

Hyphen Events | October 27, 2011 - 9:16am

Advancing Justice Conference, "Visions of a New China" Film Fest, Four Destinies performances, and more.

Cynthia Brothers | October 26, 2011 - 3:08pm

Heading into the finales of Top Chef: Just Desserts and Project Runway, disturbing sentiments afoot on Survivor, and catching up with The Sing-Off, The X-Factor, The Walking Dead, and Work of Art.


Dianne Choie | October 25, 2011 - 10:01am

What’s in a name? Taking a closer look at how US census boxes have dealt with change -- and inspired controversy.

Nicole Wong | October 24, 2011 - 9:12am
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One of the minor pitfalls of being a parent of young kids is seeing these awesome events and wishing my daughter were older so we could share the experience.

Theresa Celebran Jones | October 20, 2011 - 10:27am
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