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Charles Sanchez

Charles Sanchez

Contributing Editor

Charles Sanchez is an openly gay, openly poz writer/director/actor living in New York City. He has written for WritingRaw.com and HuffPost's Queer Voices. As a performer, musical director, and director, he has worked in venues ranging from Lincoln Center and off-Broadway to dinner theater in Arkansas. His award-winning musical comedy web series, Merce, is about an HIV-positive guy living in New York who isn't sad, sick, or dying.

Latest by Charles Sanchez

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Personal Stories

One of ‘Those’ Mexicans: My Journey to Embracing My Heritage

As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that the best things about me are because of my Mexican-ness.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

Anti-Stigma “I Can Give U” Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm

This DIY PSA campaign has spread internationally, telling the world about the wonderful things people with HIV can give, while successful treatment allows them to not give HIV.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

COVID-19, HIV, and Loneliness: Help From Dr. David Fawcett

Reaching out to old friends, helping others, and scheduling weekly social time can make a difference.

By Charles Sanchez
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Interviews

This HIV Activist Started Blogging With TheBody and Is Now Winning GLAAD and Other Journalism Awards

Charles Sanchez chats and wisecracks with the award-winning writer and HIV activist Mark S. King.

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Personal Stories

The 10-Year Anniversary of My Booze Breakup

Ten years ago, Charles Sanchez passed out on the street and was rescued by his therapist. Today, he’s sober—and life is better than ever.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop HIV Support Group From ‘Living Successfully’

Zooming in on new technology, these New Yorkers battle an old problem.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

‘America’s Got Talent’ Alum Branden James Opens Up About Family, Music, and HIV

The singer discusses his upcoming album release Chasing Dreams.

By Charles Sanchez
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Personal Stories

The Pink Triangle Shines On for San Francisco Pride

On this 50th anniversary of San Francisco Pride, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, most events have been cancelled or moved to a virtual platform. However, the Pink Triangle will shine on.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

How Instagram Live Helps Me Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Check out Charles Sanchez’s convos with HIV community members around the country every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST on TheBody’s IG.

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Personal Stories

Coping With the Coronavirus Outbreak in Queens, NYC

COVID-19 is serious. But our daily freakouts to cope with the uncertainty often aren’t.

By Charles Sanchez