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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

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.

By Charles Sanchez
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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
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Features

‘Policing Our Bodies’ Documentary Tackles Sex Work Decriminalization

Decrim NY and their activism is the central focus of the upcoming film.

By Charles Sanchez
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News

AIDSWatch Will Go Virtual to Protect Participants From Coronavirus

This year, the U.S.’s largest lobbying event by and for people with HIV will hold its workshops and advocacy actions on live video, social media, and other online venues.

By Charles Sanchez
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Features

How This “D’Eva” Survived Sexual Assault and HIV to Become a National Transgender Advocate

“When life gives you lemons, grab some tequila and drink a shot! Because you have to try to make the best out of it,” explains D’Eva Longoria.

By Charles Sanchez
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Viewpoints

OK, so We Deeply Dislike Donald. What Do We Do Now?

In this op-ed, contributing editor Charles Sanchez breaks down the pros and cons of the Democratic field and explains why he’s settled on his current choice.

By Charles Sanchez