Positive Lives was a
HIVcharity set up by two well-known gay businessmen, David Bridleand Kelvin Sollis, and three other trustees, William Curry, Simon Brycesson and Glyn Maddocks, in 1996.
At the time, Bridle and Sollis owned Chronos Publishing, the company that published gay weekly magazines "
The Pink Paper" an"d Boyz". They also had a stake in the commercial gay pridefestival London Mardi Gras.
According to its trust deed, Positive Lives was set up to run a helpline, produce information videos, provide housing and promote safer sex. Bridle and Sollis said it would also take over running of a magazine, Positive Times, which they had previously run as a successful commercial venture.
In May 2000, "Outcast" magazine ran an exposé claiming that Positive Lives had "done no charitable work whatsoever" and alleged that all the money raised by the charity had "mysteriously disappeared".
Charity Commissioninvestigated the allegations made in the article and concluded:
* The Commission found little evidence that any charitable activity had ever been undertaken by Positive Lives
* The accounts produced for Positive Lives did not show a true and fair view of the charity’s activities
* The charity’s accounts suggest that [The Pink Paper] donated £55,300 to the charity but the reality is that little or no money changed hands
* The Commission found that the trustees of Positive Lives failed in even the most basic duties that would be expected of them
Positive Lives was shut down by the Commission.
* [http://www.posh-uk.org.uk/cc/positive_lives.html Charity Commission Report into Positive Lives]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Positive psychology — is a recent branch of psychology that studies the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Positive psychologists seek to find and nurture genius and talent, and to make normal life more fullfilling, not to cure… … Wikipedia
Positive Disintegration — The Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) by Kazimierz Dąbrowski describes a theory of personality development. Unlike mainstream psychology, Dąbrowski s theoretical framework views psychological tension and anxiety as necessary for growth.… … Wikipedia
Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men — The Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men were five volumes of Dionysius Lardner’s 133 volume Cabinet Cyclopaedia (1829 ndash;46). Aimed at the self educating middle class, this encyclopedia was written during the nineteenth… … Wikipedia
Lives at Risk — infobox Book | name = Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World orig title = translator = author = John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, Devon M. Herrick cover artist = country = United States language = English series … Wikipedia
Something Positive — logo, Mr. Personality. Author(s) R. K. Milholland Website http:/ … Wikipedia
The Operative: No One Lives Forever — For the similarly titled James Bond novel, see Nobody Lives for Ever. The Operative: No One Lives Forever The game s box art displays protagonist Cate Archer … Wikipedia
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys — Studio album by My Chemical Romance Released … Wikipedia
The Lives of John Lennon — is a 1988 biography of musician John Lennon by Americanauthor Albert Goldman. It is best known for its criticism and generally negative representation of the personal lives of Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.Lennon in the workConcerning the author… … Wikipedia
Sex-positive feminism — Part of a series on Feminism … Wikipedia
Sex-positive Feminism — ist eine Bewegung, die in den USA in den frühen achtziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts als Antwort auf die Versuche einiger antipornografisch orientierter Feministinnen wie Catharine MacKinnon, Andrea Dworkin und Dorchen Leidholdt entstand,… … Deutsch Wikipedia