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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
Do you know who’s running for mayor in San Jose or where they stand on API issues? Or that Pittsburgh premiers its API film festival this week? Events galore...
Momo Chang | May 7, 2006 - 3:03pm
Mr. H logo.GIF For those of you who are always complaining (and you know you are) that Asian American men don't get enough love -- we hear you, and we're doing something about it. So come out and support your brothers and your cause at our first-ever Mr. Hyphen contest!
erin K Ninh | May 5, 2006 - 12:13pm
Do you guys ever notice that when you're specifically caught up thinking about something, you start to notice it everywhere?
Neela Banerjee | May 4, 2006 - 12:14am
For Southern California folks, VC Filmfest 2006, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, begins tomorrow night.
Harry Mok | May 3, 2006 - 5:55am
Monday, May 1 – International A list of local events is listed here for the May 1 day of action for immigrant rights.
Momo Chang | April 30, 2006 - 3:42pm
So the verdict came out this week on the Lodi terrorist case: A jury convicted 23-year-old Pakistani American Hamid Hyatt guilty of giving material support to terrorists.
Neela Banerjee | April 28, 2006 - 2:08pm
I've got two stories for you. File the first one under appalling and ridiculous. A 7-year-old Filipino Canadian student has been repeatedly punished by his school for his eating habits. Basically, he's just eating Filipino style -- with a spoon and fork. The school administrators find this a "disgusting" habit. When the mother contacted the principal, “He said, ‘Madame, you are in Canada. Here in Canada you should eat the way Canadians eat.’ The mom filed a formal complaint. The principal, not the kid, should be getting disciplined.
Melissa Hung | April 27, 2006 - 5:50pm
We’ve been hard at work here at Hyphen to put together our upcoming Music issue, which has got me thinking a lot about Asian American music and my own musical tastes.
Neela Banerjee | April 27, 2006 - 12:18pm
Star Trek's George Takei has been making the rounds, appearing on Howard Stern's new radio show and speaking up for gay and lesbian rights around the country since coming out publicly last year.
Harry Mok | April 27, 2006 - 9:20am

SiHaong_red_clip.jpg Rarely have I been to an exhibit where the museum guests were wearing the same article of clothing as was on display. (Well, usually i don't go to exhibits where the art is wearable, that's true, too.) But not so last weekend in San Jose, where I kept taking sneak peaks at the women and girls running around in ao dai (pronounced "ow yie" or "ow zie") --many of which were equally beautiful, if less ornate, than the pieces on show.

Jennifer Huang | April 26, 2006 - 10:47am
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