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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

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


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
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