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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

Billy Porter
Viewpoints

Why It Still Matters When Celebrities Disclose Their HIV Status

Their courage places HIV in mainstream headlines (in a good way), changes the public perception of HIV, and helps in our efforts to force the U.S. government to take action.

By Charles Sanchez
Linda Simpson will host Visual AIDS' upcoming online bingo bash
News

May 19 Drag Birthday Bingo Will Benefit HIV- and Art-Centric Nonprofit Visual AIDS

Register by Sunday, May 16 to join in the virtual fun, which'll be hosted by NYC drag queen Linda Simpson!

By Charles Sanchez
telehealth therapy
Personal Stories

COVID Chased Me Back Into Therapy

It can take a little time to find a therapist who is a good fit, but a good therapeutic relationship can help you turn your story from gloomy to Emmy-winning.

By Charles Sanchez
Porn4PrEP
Interviews

Jason Domino Wants You to Get Off and Get Information About HIV

This activist porn actor and sex worker is creatively spreading information about HIV prevention and fighting stigma against HIV-positive porn actors.

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
stately butt
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
theater curtain
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