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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

COVID-19 vaccine
Features

HIV Heroes Take on COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

“I couldn’t find or think of a reason not to do it!” said one HIV advocate who volunteered as a study participant during research to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

By Charles Sanchez
Demetre Daskalakis
Interviews

Demetre Daskalakis on Leading HIV Prevention Efforts at the CDC

The former deputy commissioner for New York City’s department of health is ready to take on HIV prevention at a national level.

By Charles Sanchez
It's a Sin
Viewpoints

'It's a Sin' Is a Teary Eyed History Lesson

It’s a Sin, on HBO Max is a five-part drama takes place in 1980s gay London, right at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. The production is a huge hit in the UK, and it’s the first mainstream show in Britain featuring an HIV storyline.

By Charles Sanchez
Leo Herrera
News

Going Viral: Queer Artist Leo Herrera on Social Media

How one visual artist works around social-media censorship to start vital conversations about the human experience, queerness, anti-racism, and our responsibilities to each other.

By Charles Sanchez
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Personal Stories

I Got a Colonoscopy; If You're Over 50 and Living With HIV, Please Do It Too

A colonoscopy is gross, uncomfortable, and utterly uncool. But it could save your life.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

The Show Mustn’t Go On: COVID-19 and the Broadway Shutdown

Broadway inspires people everywhere, but we’ll have to wait for its return.

By Charles Sanchez
COVID-19 masks love
Personal Stories

Finding Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Even the COVID-19 pandemic can’t stop our vulnerable, human hearts from wanting connection.

By Charles Sanchez
Donna Allen and Victoria Noe
Features

Author Victoria Noe’s Book on Straight Women in the AIDS Community Finds a Voice

‘Fag Hags, Divas, and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community’ was released on audiobook last month.

By Charles Sanchez
Sanchez Family 1978
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