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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

CAAMFest 2013 Reviews: Stephen Maing's 'High Tech, Low Life'

High Tech, Low Life, directed by Stephen Maing, is a documentary trailing two of the first citizen journalists and bloggers in China.

CAAMFest 2013 Reviews: Easy, Riders: Tian-Hao Hua's 'Go Grandriders'

Go Grandriders, directed by Tian-Hao Hua, is a heartwarming documentary following a gang of octogenarians on a two-week tour of Taiwan via scooters.

SFIAAFF 30 Reviews: Marlon Rivera’s The Woman in the Septic Tank

Marlon Rivera sends up the Filipino indie film scene in The Woman in the Septic Tank.

SFIAAFF 30 Reviews: Melissa Johnson’s 'No Look Pass'

An Asian American basketball phenom playing point guard for Harvard breaks racial boundaries and scoring records. Sound familiar?

SFIAAFF 30 Reviews: S. Leo Chiang’s 'Mr. Cao Goes to Washington'

In Mr. Cao Goes to Washington, S. Leo Chiang follows the first Vietnamese American congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao.

Picturing Fashions Past: Fashion Histories of American Women of Color

A discussion of the digital fashion media complex, fashion shows in Japanese American internment camps and the aesthetic value of UGG boots with Minh-Ha T. Pham, founder of the blog Of Another Fashion, an online archive highlighting the oft-ignored fashion histories of American women of color. 

Hyphen Issue 24: The Survival Issue Available Now

Get by with a little help from your friends at Hyphen, with our newest issue: The Survival Issue.


Hyphen Editor Momo Chang Wins Investigative Journalism Award

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.

Hyphen APA Heritage Month Profiles: Bethany Li of NAASCon

Hyphen profiles Bethany Li, a founding member of the National Asian American Student Conference (NAASCon), for our continuing celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Editor Nina Kahori Fallenbaum Wins IATP Food and Community Fellowship

I’m so proud to announce that Hyphen’s Food and Agriculture Editor Nina Kahori Fallenbaum has been selected to be a Food and Community Fellow for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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