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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

Catfished by a Fake AIDS Conference!

How to survive a scam that's more common than you might expect.

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News

In New York City for WorldPride? See The Art Exhibit at the LGBT Center

The collections show slices of post-Stonewall queer life in New York.

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Personal Stories

Twinkletoes, Sex, and Abomination: Finding My Pride

Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.

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Features

After Years of Instability, Arkansas AIDS Foundation Closes

"What's covered up cannot heal. I want this foundation to move forward and do great things," said Carleisha Murry, the new executive director.

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Interviews

RIOT on the Wall: Gran Fury's Iconic Painting at the LGBT Community Center in New York

Avram Finkelstein of the Gran Fury collective discusses art and activism for Stonewall's 50th and WorldPride.

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News

New York Philharmonic Plays Symphonic Response to the AIDS Crisis

Composer John Corigliano's work is featured in the orchestra's Music of Conscience series, and accompanied by a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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Personal Stories

Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress

The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.

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How Activists Uncovered CDC's Ownership of Truvada PrEP Patents

The #PrEP4All campaign made the call for affordable pre-exposure prophylaxis a national news story.

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8 Advocates Share Their Top HIV Policy Issues at AIDSWatch 2019

Hear from people who came from across the U.S. to tell Congress what matters to the HIV/AIDS community.