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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 3A

NEWS BRIEFS Research exposes Ann Arbor SOUP grants over
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. e p ssA b rga t
West Point cadet negative effects Of $1,000 to student organiZation
from Mich. named

Rhodes scholar
A 21-year-old West Point cadet
from Michigan who says she
wants to use her math skills to
help attack Detroit's social prob-
lems after leaving the Army is one
of 32 Americans named Sunday as
Rhodes scholars, who will get the
opportunity to spend two to three
years at Britain's Oxford Univer-
sity.
Calla Glavin, who grew up in
Birmingham, is a math major at
the U.S. Military Academy, where
she played goaltender for the
* Army's women's lacrosse team.
She also goaltended for Birming-
ham Seaholm High School, help-
ing her team win a state lacrosse
championship her junior year.
Glavin told The Associated
Press that she learned of her
selection Saturday in Chicago at
a meeting of those applying for
the prestigious program. Rhodes
scholarships are awarded for aca-
demics, character and athletic
achievement.
TULSA, Okla.
4 dead, 1 wounded
in north Tulsa
shooting
Four people were killed and
a fifth person was hospitalized
after being shot in a Tulsa resi-
dence, police said Sunday.
The victims were shot by a
lone gunman at close range Sat-
urday night, police said. The
Tulsa World reports that officers
are looking for a suspect.
Police said a shooting involv-
ing multiple victims was report-
ed to authorities about 7 p.m.
Investigators said the home had
been the scene of several drug
arrests.
Officers arrived to find two
people dead, a man and a woman
both between 30 and 40 years
old,. responders said. A second
woman, who appeared to be in
her 50s, was pronounced dead
at a hospital, said Kelli Bruer,
EMSA spokeswoman.
McALLEN, Texas.
Suspect in
Houston triple
homicide captured
A man wanted in connec-
tion with an apartment shoot-
ing near Houston that left three
people dead was captured Sun-
day, according to Harris County
authorities.
Johnathan Sanchez, 25, also
known as "J Boi," was captured
early Sunday in east Harris
County by the Gulf Coast Violent
Offenders and Fugitives Task
Force, according to a statement
from the Harris County Sheriff's
Office. Details about the arrest
were not available.
Sanchez has been charged with
* capital murder in connection
with the Nov. 20, 2013, shooting
at the Peppermill Place Apart-
ments in a suburb 25 miles north-
west of downtown Houston.

KIEV, Ukraine
Tens of thousands
rally in Kiev for
closer EU ties
About 50,000 demonstrators
rallied in the center of Kiev on
Sunday to demand that Ukraine's
government reverse course and
sign a landmark agreement with
the European Union in defiance of
Russia.
The protest was the biggest
Ukraine has seen since the peace-
ful 2004 Orange Revolution,
which overturned a fraudulent
presidential election result and
brought a Western-leaning gov-
ernment to power.
The rally was led by Ukraine's
top opposition figures, who called
for the protests to continue until
President Viktor Yanukovych
agreed to sign the free trade and
political association deal with the
EU'at a summit on Friday.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

anti-gay legislation

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Study: lack of
LGB equalityhas
detrimental effect on
public health
By YARDAIN AMRON
Daily StaffReporter
New research out of the
Schoolof Public Health breathes
urgency to the polarizing issue
of gay marriage, by highlight-
ing the depressive and psycho-
social impact of such restrictive
legislation on young gay men,
especially in regard to their
fatherhood aspirations.
While arecent Gallup pollindi-
cated that 52 percent of Ameri-
cans support the legalization of
gay marriage - up from one in
four in 1996 - same-sex marriage
remains illegal in 34states.
The study was conducted by
Assistant Public Health Prof.
Jose Bauermeister and was pub-
lished in this month's issue of
the Journal of Youth and Ado-
lescence. The report builds upon
a growing body of research on
the psychological effects of gov-
ernment policy.
Bauermeister analyzed the
survey results against state-
specific LGBTQ policies, includ-
ing bans on marriage equality,
same-sex joint parenting and
second parent adoption. He
stressed the importance of
including policies not just lim-
ited to marriage equality saying
less frequently discussed poli-
cies are also restrictive.
"You stick another layer into
it and you start seeing a lot of
parenting laws and bans in place
that prohibit either a single gay
or lesbian man or woman to
adopt or to have a child and then
have a second same-sex par-
ent added as a guardian of that
child, or to adoptcjointly," Bauer-
meister said.
The results confirmed Bau-
ermeister's hypothesis that men
who plan on raising children
had higher levels of depression
and lower levels of self-esteem
in states with LGBTQ restric-
tive policies than men with the
same aspirations in states with-
out the bans.
Furthermore, in policy-
restrictive states, the more a
participant valued his father-
hood aspirations, the more
symptoms of psychological dis-
tress he reported.
Bauermeister said the impli-
cations of such findings might
help cast light on the often-myo-
pic view in the United States in
general.
"We usually think about how
policies affect our current behav-
ior, but this is basically telling
us that policy can affect future
intention of behavior," he said.
"You don't have to be a parent
right now to start feeling the psy-
chological consequences of dis-
tress. You can actually already
start seeing some of that even if
you start thinking about having a
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when doctors could not explain
the symptoms. Only later did
they realize that patients were
infected with HIV.
Riddell explained that while
the virus is often successfully
suppressed nowadays, the dif-
ficulty with curing HIV is
that it's not only stored in the
immune system, but also has
reservoirs in other parts of the
body. Thus patients who have
been relieved of HIV from their
immune system run the risk of
the virus being released from
the reservoirs.
Riddell also recognized
"poor medication adherence"

kid 20 years down the line."
Public Health Prof. Gary
Harper said politicians that pro-
pose such restrictive policies are
often more concerned with get-
ting reelected than with the con-
sequences the policies produce.
"(Politicians) need to real-
ize that those restrictions do
have real-world influences on
individuals, especially adoles-
cents who are developing their
sense of self and sense of who
they are," Harper said. "That's
a really critical time and these
restrictive and oppressive laws
can have an extremely damag-
ing impact on the adolescent."
Harper's emphasis on ado-
lescents comes from 20 years
of experience as a clinical child
psychologist with a focus on
young gay men. He said Bauer-
meister's research underscores
worrisome implications for the
younger demographic.
"If from very early on you
were told that you are not as
good as everybody else, then you
are notgoingto develop ahealthy
sense of self-esteem because at
every turn you are told you're not
as good as other people," Harper
said. "When we have marriage
restriction laws, we are basically
saying to a young gay person,
'Your love for another person is
not recognized by the state, so
that means it's not as good as het-
erosexual love."'
For the study, male par-
ticipants completed a 30- to
45-minute online questionnaire
that focused on relationship and
partner characteristics, sexual
behaviors, psychological well-
being, and sexing behaviors.
The 1,683 eligible 18- to
24-year olds were predomi-
nantly recruited through
Facebook and peer referral.
Targeted advertising and mon-
etary incentives were used to
produce the large sample size,
of which 65 percent was White
Caucasian - considered racial-
ly and ethnically diverse for
research standards.
Harper is one of 25 research-
ers in the Center for Sexuality
& Health Disparities, referred
to as the SexLab, which Bau-
ermeister founded in 2009 and
currently directs.
Bauermeister said he hopes
to build upon his research by
exploring motherhood aspira-
tions of lesbians and bisexual
women and by lengthening the
study timeframe to examine
longstanding effects of indi-
vidual policy on psychological
wellbeing.
Hawaii and Illinois recently
became the most recent states
to pass legislation legalizing
gay marriage. Harper is happy
with the progress, but said
there is a fundamental problem.
"If we live ina countrywhere
we say that all people are creat-
ed equal and we have protection
on almost every other identity
characteristic under the sun,"
Harper said. "Why is it this one
factor is the only factor that we
federally, legally discriminate?"
- patients missing their pre-
scribed doses - as the biggest
contributor to HIV persis-
tence.

"The best way to get patients
to adhere to medication is to
have a partner or spouse," Rid-
dell said.
Engineering graduate stu-
dent Aarthi Arab is the co-
founder and president of the
University's chapter of the
United Against Infectious Dis-
eases. She noted that the speak-
ers were very interesting and
differed from each other.
"We have to grow or collabo-
rate with other organizations
to get more people interested,"
Arab added.
The World AIDS Week is
from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7.

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a great city for that," Morrison
twork wins event said. "Especially since students
have a lot of resources available
roceeds to fight to them and to collaborate with
the city of Ann Arbor as a whole,
food waste I thought, would be great".
Food Recovery Network U of
By SARA YUFA M, which won $1,074 at the end
Daily StaffReporter of the night, works to fight food
waste on campus by distributing
a man turns the corner by food to Washtenaw County resi-
lind Pig and sees the line dents who are in need. Student
ople waiting in the cold volunteers recover leftover food
r night extending into the daily from Mary Markley Din-
he worries aloud to his ing Hall and West Quad Dining
I that they might not get in Hall at the University and deliver
exciting even taking place it to Food Gatherers, which dis-
club. tributes it to food organizations
e line of University stu- throughout the county.
Ann Arbor locals and The final proposal of the night
sted people from cities came from Roundtable, an orga-
y waited for entrance to nization that provides crash-
econd Ann Arbor SOUP, a course lessons each week in a
-granting dinner celebrat- new skill, hobby, subject or trade
reative projects in Ann taught by a different member.
r. For $5, attendees received Members were seeking funds to
and other food donated by hire professional teachers for a
restaurants while listening conference.
sentations from four orga- 826 Michigan, a nonprofit
ions working in the Ann organization in Ann Arbor that
r community. serves children ages six to 18 with
er the presentations, the free creative writing and tutor-
dees voted and the organi- ing programs, presented their
s garnering the most votes proposal to keep their Drop-in
the money gathered from Writing sessions, and WCBN, a
vent. mostly volunteer-staffed, free-
A senior Isabella Morri- form radio station located in the
founder of the Ann Arbor basement of the University Stu-
, first brought the event to dent Activities Building, also pre-
Arbor last March thanks sented proposals.
trant from Sharable maga- In addition to the funds raised
After experiencing her first from ticket sales, the University's
it SOUP last summer, Mor- Central Student Government will
said she was inspired by the reimburse Ann Arbor SOUP for
y, collaboration and cre- the cost of the event.
y of the event. At the conclusion of the event,

Morrison said she was pleased
with the combination of Uni-
versity students and Ann Arbor
locals since the first event was
mostly students.
This year, Ann Arbor SOUP
received 12 proposals, mostly
from nonprofits in Ann Arbor
and students groups, but also
one from an Eatsern Michigan
University student. Together
with the core group of 10 people
who helped organize Ann Arbor
SOUP, they chose four proposals
that would benefit the Ann Arbor
community most for the night's
event.
"There were a few that we
felt just needed to kind of work
on their idea a little bit more, it
wasn't that clear, so we encour-
aged them to apply to the next
one," Morrison said. "So we'll
check in on them again in a few
months and encourage them to
apply again."
Morrison said she hopes to
have two more SOUP events this
school year.
ReSource Fun, a student-
led organization that provides
services in Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti for financial literacy,
won $900 at the first event last
spring, then named UM SOUP.
Since then, it has launched a
pilot program, and has been
working with clients on bud-
geting, debt management and
credit building.
Morrison said she changed
the name from UM SOUP to Ann
Arbor SOUP because she wanted
to include the whole Ann Arbor
community and bridge the divide
between students and other com-
munity members.

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