Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - According to research done by San Francisco State University's Family Acceptance Project, which studies and works to prevent health and mental health risks facing LGBT youth: Highly religious parents are significantly more likely than less-religious parents to reject their children for being gay – a finding that social-service workers believe goes a long way toward explaining why LGBT people make up roughly five percent of the youth population overall, but an estimated 40 percent of the homeless-youth population.   Joining us today to discuss the “hidden epidemic” of homeless LBGT youth in America is Alex Morris whose article titled The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families from early September in Rolling Stone highlights the problem and profiles some of the victims.  You can also follow Alex on twitter.

4:35pm ET - There are more than forty thousand Chinese restaurants across the country, nearly three times the number of McDonald’s.  Most are family operations, staffed by immigrants who pass through for a few months at a time, living in houses and apartments that have been converted into makeshift dormitories.  The restaurants, connected by Chinese-run bus companies, make up an underground network—supported by employment agencies, immigrant hostels, and expensive asylum lawyers—that reaches back to villages and cities in China.  Joining us to discuss this hidden network is Lauren Hilgers whose article on the subject titled The Kitchen Network: America’s underground Chinese restaurant workers appeared in the October 13th, issue of the New Yorker.  You can also follow Lauren on twitter.

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