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Press Release: PositiveLite.Com, A webzine for HIV positve gay men launches Dec. 1st, 2009

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For Immediate Release



(November 30, 2009)



www.positivelite.com



This World AIDS Day – December 1, 2009 – a brand new positive spin on HIV/AIDS is set to “Go viral” with the launch of PositiveLite.com, an e-magazine for HIV positive gay men and their friends. PositiveLite.com is the brainchild of Brandon Williams and Brian Finch who are both ‘out’, long term surviving HIV positive men living in Toronto. They’ve teamed up to combine their coaching, writing, social marketing skills – and not to mention sense of humour – to create a multimedia e-magazine for HIV positive gay men and their friends.



The website, a first in Canada, brings together a collection of credible well-known gay HIV positive voices, including PositiveLite.com’s first American contributor Cory Washington.
PositiveLite.com’s first American contributor Cory Washington. Our World AIDS Day contributors include:



Brandon Williams, Life Coach, Toronto

Brian Finch, writer, humorist, advocate, Toronto

Ken Monteith, recovering lawyer, Montreal

Phillip Minaker, style guru, Toronto

Devan Nambiar, HIV health & treatment, Toronto

Derek Thaczuk, passionate lover of life, Toronto

Bob Leahy, wisdom and rural life, Southern Ontario

John Maxwell, Advice Columnist, Toronto,

Corey Washington, Flirtatious-T, dating guru, New York

Perez Sheraton, Internet Gossip, Toronto

Sebastien Goulet, Internet gamer and geek.

Soul Garden, Horoscope/Astrology, California



Brian and Brandon saw a need to bring together Canadian-driven content for people living with HIV that was entertaining, light-hearted, yet provide meaningful information at the same time.



“PositiveLite.com is designed to deliver a positive (no pun intended) message about ‘getting on with life’ in the post-cocktail era,” says Brian. “It asks the existential question: We’re still here, now what?”



“For many HIV positive men and women, simply being kept alive by drugs while collecting disability is just not enough,” adds Williams. “We need more, and we want our media to reflect this new reality.”



PositiveLite.com is not just a website. It’s a community. It will offer a community social network and opportunities for its members to participate in workshops and events all focusing on our theme of moving on with our lives.



Brandon Williams, co-founder and Life Coach, is an out person living with HIV/AIDS whose goals are to help his peers live their lives to the fullest. Brandon takes a Harm Reduction approach to the Social Determinants of Health. He helps clients overcome the belief that HIV/AIDS has prevented them from living life to their fullest.



Brian Finch, co-founder has been living openly with HIV for over twenty years as an activist, advocate, writer, and participated in many projects such as the HIV Stigma Campaign –www.hivstigma.com.



PositiveLite.com has positioned itself with appropriate strategic community alliances including



Shaun Proulx Media (GayGuideToronto.com, HIMBO, OUTTV’S The Shaun Proulx Show), AIDS service organizations such as AIDS Committee of Toronto, and several pharmaceutical community support programs, and will continue to grow these relationships.

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Contact:



Brandon Williams Telephone: 416 830-4647 Email: brandon@positivelite.com



Brian Finch Telephone: 416 972-6228 Email: socialmedia@positivelite.com



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