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Alex Gutentag vs. transgender people

Alex Gutentag is an American writer and anti-transgender activist. Gutentag is associated with anti-trans activist Michael Shellenberger.


Alexandra Kyra Ryan-Gutentag was born on September 6, 1990 to Eduardo Gutentag (born 1947) and Constance “Connie” Ryan (born 1950). Gutentag grew up in Oakland, California and earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.

Gutentag worked in special education for eight years in New York City and was a Special Day Class teacher in Oakland Unified Schools before becoming a writer.

Gutentag has written for Tablet and Compact. Gutentag collaborated with Shellenberger at the organization Environmental Progress and on The Twitter Files reports into the platform’s COVID misinformation policies.

Anti-transgender activism

Gutentag has written anti-trans work for Public, a reflection of founder Michael Shellenberger’s immersion into anti-trans activism.


Alex Gutentag and Madeleine Rowley (September 11, 2023). California May Take Children From Parents Who Oppose Their Gender Transition. Public

Michael Shellenberger and Alex Gutentag (May 8, 2023). World on cusp of woke totalitarianism as governments act to end free speech. National Post


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