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A Vietnamese Mother's Story to Her Gay Son

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

It was my relationship with a former partner that finally prompted me, in my 30s, to come out to my parents. And it was that relationship that finally led me to bring a man home to meet my parents. It turns out that I did not give my mom and dad enough credit.

Vietnamese Americans: Looking Backward

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Today marks the anniversary of the evacuation of Vietnamese from what was once their home country: a moment that dispersed us to far flung places -- Paris and Berlin, Louisiana and Minnesota, Hong Kong and Manila.

Letter From a Vietnamese to an Iraqi Refugee

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Andrew Lam

As a Vietnamese refugee who became an American writer, I can tell you that you matter, that your sadness matters, the story of how you survived and triumphed matters. For every story that belongs to you, in time, belongs to America.

Courting Asian Voters

Heath Brown | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The number of Asians in the country is on the rise. Will this group of voters be courted by candidates to the same extent as other constituencies?

Did Tippi Hedren Invent the Vietnamese Nail Hegemony?

Disgrasian | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style
Disgrasian

Vietnamese nail workers have worse problems than bad, racist impressions -- they face the highest exposure to dangerous chemicals, and the government is doing very little to help them.

Rep. Cao Admits He's a Closet Case

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

"Don't tell the Republicans, but I might be a closet Democrat," said Representative Cao to a round of laughter.

Anh "Joseph" Cao, First Vietnamese-American Congressman

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — When Anh "Joseph" Cao was 8 and Saigon was about to fall, his mother asked if he wanted to take a trip to the beach. Despite his ...

A Vietnamese-American In the House... Our Parents Will Be So Proud

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Everyone is all kinds of excited about the fact that there's now a Vietnamese-American dude rocking the U.S. House of Representatives. Incidentally, I think it's a bit of a mixed bag.