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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

Today, Bou sits in a Haskell, Texas jail awaiting deportation to a country from which he fled more than three decades ago. 

Momo Chang | August 12, 2015 - 8:33am

For August, we bring you a short excerpt from Tanwi Nandini Islam's debut novel, BRIGHT LINES.

Tanwi Nandini Islam | August 10, 2015 - 2:42pm

Writer, artist and activist LeRon Barton shares his takeaways and inspirations from a recent #BlackLivesMatter event, presented by Hyphen and USF Intercultural Center.

LeRon Barton | July 20, 2015 - 2:01pm

Two pieces of flash by Jennifer J. Chow for July lit.

Jennifer J. Chow | July 9, 2015 - 3:04pm

White man creates a female replicant or robot. Sound familiar?

Dorothy Santos | July 8, 2015 - 2:10pm

How to address one of Orange is the New Black's biggest blindspots.

Maxine Builder | June 30, 2015 - 11:57am

On love, family, and solidarity.

Bix Gabriel | June 30, 2015 - 11:45am

When I think of Grace-nowadays, I first see her hands.
Delicate rice paper skin,
nails that amazingly collect the day’s pollution
without touching outside air,
and thin blue veins
pumping the blood of 100 year-old stories.

- Marcia Lee

Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 27, 2015 - 10:09pm

Hyphen sits down wth the filmmaker duo Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Mendoza Epino to talk about Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which recently received distribution through FilmBuff.

Timothy Tau | June 22, 2015 - 3:14am

Papa. Tatay. Ba. Bo. Father. Baba. Papi. Appa. Dad. Daddy. Abu. These are just some of the titles and names we call our fathers.

Ari Laurel | June 20, 2015 - 5:55pm
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