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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


In this segment of “The Talks," Timothy Tau sits down with David Fung to discuss the new show, their signature style, and their views on where Asian American media is headed.

Timothy Tau | May 24, 2015 - 3:10am

The PEN controversy isn’t only about freedom of speech; it’s about power.

Bix Gabriel | May 22, 2015 - 9:56am

May lit features two of Sally Wen Mao's poems, imagining where Anna May Wong might have gone if she had a time machine.

Karissa Chen | May 11, 2015 - 9:23am

Contributing Editor Arvin Temkar's Mother's Day remembrance.

Arvin Temkar | May 8, 2015 - 12:49pm

Nan-Hui Jo faces child abuduction charges this Tuesday for fleeing from an abusive relationship. Pack the courtroom and stand with Nan-Hui.

Dorothy R. Santos | April 27, 2015 - 12:24pm


Justin Chon talks screenwritng and directing for his latest film Man Up.

Timothy Tau | April 25, 2015 - 2:55am

Ina Adele Ray on bringing the backdrop to the forefront, and making invisible stories visible.

Ina Adele Ray | April 24, 2015 - 8:04am

Hyphen invites you and your community to stand up against policing and profiling. Here is how you can help.

Yas Ahmed and Sasha W. | April 22, 2015 - 2:45pm

Season 1 of Marvel’s Daredevil recently made its debut on streaming platform Netflix to rave critical and audience reviews.                                                                                                                                         

Timothy Tau | April 22, 2015 - 3:05am

Silk is the Asian American female superhero to get her own series in an industry of overrepresented white males.

Nadia Siu Van | April 15, 2015 - 12:47pm
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