Articles tagged with: Brian Finch

Support my Stand-Up Dare for The Stephen Lewis Foundation

published: January, 03, 2012 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Fundraisers, Events, Brian Finch

The Dare Campaign features individuals or teams taking on a dare to raise money for AIDS in Africa. Guess what mine is?

Support my Stand-Up Dare for The Stephen Lewis Foundation

It all started out innocently enough - one email from the communications woman (hi Lauryn!) at The Stephen Lewis Foundation asking if I could do something to help out with their fundraising “Dare Campaign.” How it works is that someone dares you to do something, and then, based on that dare the individual gets people to sponsor him or her. I probably don’t have to say much more to get everyone’s imagination going. And no -  I’m not going to strip or do something naked as a few

Gay men and the internet.. What kind of HIV prevention messages work.

published: December, 14, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder, Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Gay Men, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Population Specific , Brian Finch

Simon Rosser discusses HIV Online Prevention for Gay men with Brian Finch of Positive Lite at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network 2011 Research Conference.

Gay men and the internet..  What kind of HIV prevention messages work.

Explicit or not? Simon Rosser discusses online HIV prevention programming with Brian Finch of PositiveLite.com at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference in Toronto, 2011.

Restoring balance and health, my ongoing series.

published: December, 05, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Alternative Therapies, Health, Brian Finch

I had stopped seeing naturopaths as I figured I had learned as much as I could and it wasn't that helpful. What I have learned through this process, as with other health care professionals, finding the right fit is paramount.

Restoring balance and health, my ongoing series.

Getting Healthy I've written about my turn around in health status (despite this three-week long cold I've had, but even the healthiest of folks are getting it) before in several of my posts. It all really began when I had picked up a bug while traveling to Itay. Don't drink the tap water! Well try not too, on the upside that was a great weight loss program. One might notice that I didn't post any photos of me during the trip as I was ballooning out. I'll get back to that in a bit. The trea

OHTN Research Conference 2011: Tim Brown and Matt Sharp's Quest for an HIV Cure

published: November, 30, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research, Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Conferences, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Brian Finch interviews Timothy Brown, who has been cured of HIV and Matt Sharp, who is an Independent HIV Educator and Advocacy Consultant

OHTN Research Conference 2011: Tim Brown and Matt Sharp's Quest for an HIV Cure

The OHTN and Positive Lite present Interviews from the OHTN's Annual Research Conference, Toronto 2011Brian Finch interviews Timothy Brown, who has been cured of HIV and Matt Sharp, who is an Independent HIV Educator and Advocacy Consultant.

Acid Reflux: An irreverent walk down memory lane.

published: November, 21, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Activism, Living with HIV, Brian Finch

My inspiration was the dark humour of a bunch of guys in AIDS in the 1980s and early 90s who created their own Zine called, Diseased Pariah News. These were dark times and they required dark humour.

Acid Reflux: An irreverent walk down memory lane.

While trying to find an old photo I came across some of my old graphics for my blog, Acid Reflux, that I began in 2005. Way back then I wanted to start writing, but I wasn't quite sure how to go about it. I just knew that I wanted to write. Blogs were becoming more popular at that point and they were quite easy to set up. These were the days before Twitter and Facebook, and a blog was one of the principle ways to communicate via the new "social media." My inspiration was the dark humour

Celebrating PositiveLite.com's 2-year anniversary early.

published: November, 07, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Social Media, Events, Brian Finch

Only a few weeks before our second anniversary I'm happy to launch the new and improved PositiveLite.com

Celebrating PositiveLite.com's 2-year anniversary early.

Welcome, everyone, to the new site redesign. For those who may have been following us since the very beginning, PositiveLite.com started off as a little blogging site that was scraped together by someone who didn’t know a thing about working with this particular content management system. It was amazing he could figure out what he did, but nonetheless, it was a bit of a crack house. Soon thereafter I got a new design up, and the story continues to today where we are now on our fourth de

Reliving our victories

published: September, 29, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Research, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite’s Brian Finch and Bob Leahy were both involved in the delivery of Ontario’s HIV Stigma.com campaign of 2008-9. Now the HIV prevention campaign’s findings have received international attention.

Reliving our victories

September 15, 2008 found me feeling rather lost and out of place in a dull-looking buidling, at least from the exterior, but which housed an impressively professional looking movie studio.  We were in an industrial area of East York (Toronto). I was there to film an interview for Top Drawer Creative, the ad agency GMSH (Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance) had engaged to produce the campaign for us. It was an intimidating set-up. Real lights, drapes, BIG cameras, sound

Toronto AIDS Walk for Life 2011

published: September, 25, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Events, Features and Interviews, Brian Finch

Once again it was time for the AIDS Walk for Life, a Toronto annual fundraising event for HIV/AIDS programming and services. Congratulations on having a great and successful day!

Toronto AIDS Walk for Life 2011

Once again it was time for the AIDS Walk for Life, a Toronto annual fundraising event for HIV/AIDS programming and services. Congratulations on having a great and successful day! 

Successful AIDS Action Now Die-In at Toronto City Hall

published: September, 23, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Activism, Events, Brian Finch

A pictorial of todays protest of Toronto's Rob Ford cuts and threats to HIV programs and service funding

Successful AIDS Action Now Die-In at Toronto City Hall

Today I attended the Die-In protest at Toronto City Hall organized by AIDS Action Now at noon against the potential cuts to HIV programs and services by the city. Admittedly I was wondering how this was going to turn out as it was raining quite heavily. The original plan was to have the die-in outside, however the rain actually made it better. The alternate plan was to slightly walking to city hall in pairs, headed by with the larger than life grim reaper and trumpet player as if we were in a

Watch me get naked for Kathy Griffin: I did win a free pair of tickets with my video

published: September, 22, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Brian Finch

Since I'm off to see Kathy Griffin's show this Sunday, I thought I'd dust off my ticket-winning video for everyone.

Watch me get naked for Kathy Griffin: I did win a free pair of tickets with my video

This September 25th, I will be heading out for my third pilgrimage to see Kathy Griffin who is my comedic hero. A couple years ago I had made a video to win a DVD contest, but then after I got it done I realized I missed the deadline. A few months later they had an even better contest, tickets to her show at Pride in Milwaukee, and a meet and greet. I decided to rework the video I had made and over dub the part about the DVD with “Win a meet and greet with Kathy Griffin” I posted it on the

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