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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

How I paid homage to a girlhood icon on her 40th birthday, and passed down the love to the next generation.

Theresa Celebran Jones | November 11, 2014 - 11:40am

Hyphen's Joyce Chen talks with Jeff Chang about his new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America.

Joyce Chen | November 7, 2014 - 8:08am

Words of wisdom from an iron-willed and kindhearted trailblazer.

Abigail Licad | November 6, 2014 - 7:26am

Barbara Jane Reyes breaks down the influences of Latino cultures and writing on her work. 

Abigail Licad | November 5, 2014 - 11:00am

Asians and Latinos in the U.S. have been working in solidarity for a very long time. 

Abigail Licad | November 4, 2014 - 10:17am

Hyphen is collaborating with NPR's Latino USA to explore Latino-Asian intersections and foster solidarity. Submit now! 

Abigail Licad | November 2, 2014 - 10:51pm

Go ahead -- make out to this music. 

Abigail Licad | November 1, 2014 - 2:53am

Beauty has a language all its own, and every culture speaks a different dialect. In Taiwan, my temporary home, navigating the impossible beauty standards can feel as dangerous as weathering the typhoon season. 

Yue Sherry Yuan | October 28, 2014 - 11:01am

How Last Days in Vietnam rewrites history of the Vietnam War.

Dao X. Tran | October 22, 2014 - 11:43am

Jeff Chang's Who We Be spans the career of American multiculturalism over the past fifty years.

Chris Fan | October 21, 2014 - 8:46am
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