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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


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

Hyphen is teaming up with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) to launch their "Rise Up! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration."

Abigail Licad | April 15, 2015 - 11:51am

Released to mark the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Nguyen's first novel finds no redemption for survivors.

Evelyn Ch'ien | April 10, 2015 - 1:45pm

Mitski's sad punk songs and sharp cultural critique are not to be overlooked. 

Lilian Min | April 6, 2015 - 9:57am

For April, we bring you an excerpt of Stacey Lee's novel about two girls on the run along the Oregon Trail.

Stacey Lee | April 1, 2015 - 12:23pm

Timothy Tau | April 1, 2015 - 12:47am
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