Charles Sanchez is an openly gay, HIV+ writer, performer, director and activist living in New York City. He is one of the co-founders of Skipping Boyz Productions, and conceived, writes and stars in the award-winning HIV musical comedy web series, Merce (MerceTheSeries.com). His acting career has taken him from Lincoln Center and Off-Broadway, to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock, AR. Since being diagnosed with full blown AIDS in 2003, he has added activist to his resume. Sanchez is a Contributing Editor for TheBody.com and has had essays published on PositivelyAware.com, Them.us and HuffPost Queer Voices. He was included in Healthline.com's list of HIV Honors: The Most Influential Voices of 2017, and was honored in POZ Magazine's 2018 POZ 100, celebrating people over 50 making a difference in the fight against HIV and the stigma surrounding it.