Gender/sexuality

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Rachel Dinh

We start off 2017 — and Year #2 of OUT OF THE MARGINS (!) — with emerging writer Rachel Dinh’s essay-portrait of a mother and daughter, negotiating and navigating intergenerational gaps of understanding that will feel familiar to those of us who have spent our growing years witness to cultures-in-transition. With realism, compassion, and a gentle humor, Rachel captures the liminal space of being an Asian/American …(read more)

Starting a Queer Revolution

In 2014, Aiden Nguyễn arrived in Saigon. Coming from New York, he was surprised by the lack of a unified …(read more)

Queer Vietnameseness Documentary Screening

Filmmaker and USC alumn Quyên Nguyen-Le has followed the lives of three Vietnamese Americans over the span of one year in …(read more)

Mai Lan Gustafsson’s “The Warlore of Vietnamese Bargirls,” Part 2

In a sixteen-year oral history project, anthropologist Mai Lan Gustafsson interviewed Vietnamese women who served as bar girls during the …(read more)

Mai Lan Gustafsson’s “The Warlore of Vietnamese Bargirls,” Part 1

In a sixteen-year oral history project, anthropologist Mai Lan Gustaffson interviewed Vietnamese women who served as bar girls during the …(read more)

AIDEN NGUYỄN WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!

AIDEN NGUYỄN WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE! diaCRITICS wants to add 100 new subscribers! The 5th, 40th, 75th, and 100th subscribers (and those …(read more)

Phỏng vấn tác giả Monique Truong

Christine Lee Zilka và Sunny Woan từ báo Kartika Review (số 15, Xuân 2013) đã có cuộc phỏng vấn sâu …(read more)

White Women Say I’m Too Confident (and Other Racist S*&%)

Originally featured on Black Girl Dangerous, Kim Tran writes about how racial stereotypes affect the perception of women in her community. …(read more)

Jade Hidle Reviews Mark Pomeroy’s Novel The Brightwood Stillness

To be released by Oregon University Press in October, Mark Pomeroy’s The Brightwood Stillness follows two Portland high school teachers, Nate …(read more)

Ngoc Linh: A Warm Silence: Coming Out to Mom

Coming out is a difficult, but often liberating process. Queer people of color, however, are challenged with navigating between their …(read more)

Khanh Ho: An Open Letter about Queer Vietnam

Drawing examples from queer-themed Vietnamese films and his own personal experience in Vietnam, writer, scholar, and activist Khanh Ho responds …(read more)

Writers’ Spotlight: Thao P. Nguyen

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center are proud to present the Fourth San Francisco …(read more)

How To Be Famous: Pop Culture News from Vietnam and the Diaspora (December 2013)

In an age of Western-dominated pop culture acts, how does a Vietnamese celebrity become famous in the international, pop culture …(read more)