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Greg Lukianoff vs. transgender people

Greg Lukianoff is an American author, lawyer, and anti-transgender activist. Lukianoff leads the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), a key resource for the “academic freedom” faction of anti-transgender activists.


Gregory Christopher “Greg” Lukianoff was born in 1974 in New York City to Joanna Dalton Lukianoff and Basil Lukianoff. Lukianoff earned a bachelor’s degree from American University and a law degree from Stanford.

In 2012 Lukianoff married Michelle Aline LaBlanc (born 1977). Children Benjamin and Maxwell were born in ~2015 and ~2017.

Anti-transgender activism

In 2019 Lukianoff and Heterodox Academy founder Jonathan Haidt co-authored The Coddling of the American Mind.

They are key figures in promoting Alice Dreger’s cover-up of J. Michael Bailey’s fabricated “Danny Ryan” case report that got him tenure.


Lukianoff, Greg; Haidt, Jonathan (2019). The Coddling of the American Mind How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. Penguin, ISBN

Staff report (October 14, 2012). Weddings: Michelle LaBlanc, Gregory Lukianoff. New York Times


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