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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
Better a day late than never. Yesterday was the 100th anniversary the San Francisco earthquake, and if you're here in the Bay Area, you've been inundated with centennial stories in the news. Here are a few about what happened to the Chinese American community after the quake:
Harry Mok | April 19, 2006 - 11:21am
This week is "National Muticultural Cancer Week." Well, whoop-dee-doo. It's always some week or another. And you know, a week of this or a week of that usually doesn't do much for me. It's just a week, and gone in a flash before the message barely gets out. But this week is personal. The word cancer is personal.
Melissa Hung | April 18, 2006 - 5:27pm
Ruin, Rubble and Race: The SF Earthquake and Post-Katrina America, 1906-2006...
Momo Chang | April 16, 2006 - 9:10pm
There has been so much going on this week with the immigration protests: On Monday, I stood in the flux of students, families and activists on Mission Street and felt the power of what was happening.
Neela Banerjee | April 13, 2006 - 2:28pm
shoe.jpg Some people are finding a limited-edition Adidas sneaker created by artist Barry McGee offensive because it it has an image of an Asian man with bowl-cut hair and slanted eyes.
Harry Mok | April 12, 2006 - 2:23pm
You've probably seen parts of this interview over the years. It's very interesting to hear him talk. I was too young to really remember seeing him when he was alive. I hadn't seen this entire interview before. Oh, if only David Carradine had not come along.
Harry Mok | April 11, 2006 - 1:12pm
Tuesday, April 11 – SF IWL_Banner_05.jpg Kearny Street Workshop presents the third annual Intergenerational Writers Lab with Jaime Jacinto, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, and Philip Kan Gotanda. unique opportunity to meet some of our leading local writers, publishers, and performers and learn first-hand what drives the Bay Area's local independent publishing community. KSW started its publishing imprint in 1982, and was one of the first outlets for the publication of Asian Pacific American literature. (7:30pm, Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St., SF. www.kearnystreet.org, www.theintersection.org $5-10 sliding scale).
Momo Chang | April 9, 2006 - 3:07pm
Looks like the immigration bill has stalled for now. Where are Asian Americans in this debate, though? Not in the streets protesting. And sadly, not making much of a presence. Why? Apathy? Fear of rocking the boat? You can't tell me it's disinterest. After all, we are some of the country's newest immigrants. I hate to say it, but some of us seem to live up to the stereotype of meek quiet Asians. Yesterday's California Report on NPR notes that the protests have been comprised mostly of Latinos and asks how Asian Americans see their role in the immigration debate. Audio clip here.
Melissa Hung | April 7, 2006 - 10:33am
I love these stories about people who get Asian language tattoos only to find out that it means something different than what they thought (or nothing at all). If you can't read it, why are you getting it tattooed? Serves you right. Cool Tat, Too Bad It's Gibberish
Melissa Hung | April 5, 2006 - 11:19am
Film, art, politics & community events this week in Chicago and the SF/Bay Area.
Momo Chang | April 2, 2006 - 3:06pm
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