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Charles Sanchez

Charles Sanchez

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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.

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Viewpoints

HIV Web Series 'Merce' Brings More Madness in Season 2

There's more madness in the second season of 'Merce.' Plus: Catch the premiere of the music video 'Your Cure.'

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Features

'Still Beginning': 30 Years of 'Day With(out) Art'

Visual AIDS commemorates 30 years of its World AIDS Day art activist project with new short films from around the world.

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Personal Stories

In My Feelings: 16 Years Since My AIDS Diagnosis

Living with HIV for the past 16 years and being over the age of 50, Charles Sanchez is showing signs of aging, but no sign of slowing down.

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Interviews

Filmmaker Explores Internalized HIV Stigma, Body Dysmorphia, and More in New Short Film

Linus Ignatius' new short film deals with life after being diagnosed with HIV in 2019.

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Features

Her Fortune Is Her Face: Trans Activist Rajee Narinesingh

After sharing her story of underground plastic surgery on the show Botched, Rajee Narinesingh continues to be a beacon of light and hope for other trans women around the world.

Actor Brandon Gill plays "Marcus" in this production of As Much As I Can.
News

Immersive Theatre Production on Black Gay Men and HIV Gets Major New York City Run

As Much as I Can will play at New York's famous Joe's Pub from Sept. 12 to 16.

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Features

'Hart Talks': London Actor Opens Up About Tragedy, HIV, and YouTube

Actor Stephen Hart finds triumph after a sexual assault led to his HIV diagnosis.

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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.