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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

14 of our featured writers recommend their own favorite books and pieces by APIA writers.

Karissa Chen | December 29, 2014 - 7:58pm

"As an Asian American, I apologize profusely to all the Black folks in this country. I, like so many other Asian Americans, messed up."

Kai-Ming Ko | December 29, 2014 - 6:22pm

Step up and get yourself to a bone marrow donor drive!

Andrea Kim Taylor | December 29, 2014 - 3:49am

We're oh so close! Only three days left to help us raise the remaining $2,000 we need to make The Health Issue happen!

Abigail Licad | December 29, 2014 - 3:37am

Photos from Bay Area Solidarity

On December 15, Asian, white and Chicano allies answered the call from the organizers of Black Lives Matter for non-black allies to step up to challenge police violence and institutionalized racism against black people by shutting down the Oakland Police Department #ShutdownOPD.

Nadia Khastagir | December 18, 2014 - 1:17pm

Hungry for Love  is a film about two people who meet in New York City and fall in love over food.

Soojin Chung | December 15, 2014 - 11:07am
For December, we bring to you a translated poem from Hong Kong, addressing the ongoing "Umbrella Movement" protests in Hong Kong.
Lau Wai Shing | December 8, 2014 - 1:58pm

For December, we bring to you an essay from Hong Kong, addressing the ongoing "Umbrella Movement" protests in Hong Kong.

Hon Lai Chu | December 8, 2014 - 1:41pm

My grandma was a medicine woman, a healer, and a shaman. Each Hmong New Year, the entire family came together to uphold our spiritual home, and appease the ancestral spirits. My grandma passed away in 2003.

Kao Kalia Yang | December 3, 2014 - 11:45am

Sex-selective abortion bans disciminate against Asian Americans based on the stereotype of their preference for male children.

Pallavi Somusetty | December 1, 2014 - 3:40pm
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