Latest by Charles Sanchez
Nightclub Explosions With Political Points of View: Michael Musto on Writing at the Height of the AIDS Crisis
"I think people are more sexual now than they were when AIDS first hit. A lot of people used to run out in nightclubs in, like, scary outfits, almost to ward off potential suitors," recalls the legendary Village Voice columnist.
"If this year's AIDSWatch taught me nothing else," writes Charles Sanchez, "it is that advocates, activists and steadfast warriors nationwide are ready for the fight" to protect HIV funding.
"When I danced, I wasn't scared. I didn't think I was going to die. I was free."
Watch HIV advocate and designer Mondo Guerra make magic happen, from his tiny basement workroom to the runway of New York Fashion Week.
No one would call Charles Sanchez bashful. But getting sober was deeply personal, and happened in a quiet, tender place inside him. Here's what happened when he chose to share this journey on video.
"It was magical," says Charles Sanchez, on making a CDC video. "The four of us strangers of mixed races, ages and HIV statuses, sitting at a diner at a make-believe brunch, found a lot of common ground."
Charles Sanchez interviews activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera about his new work, FATHERS: Sex and Politics if AIDS Never Happened.
In the middle of the AIDS crisis, when everyone was telling us that sex was deadly and scary, George Michael was saying that "sex is natural, sex is and good," remembers Charles Sanchez.
Greg Louganis, diagnosed with HIV just before winning gold in the 1988 Olympics, told Charles Sanchez we still need to fight HIV shame and stigma. And he signed Sanchez’s prized Wheaties box.
Celebrating Life: 28 Years -- 28 Stories featured a fashion show by renowned Mexican designer Ricardo Seco -- with a twist: All the models were young Latinx men living with HIV. Charles Sanchez reports.