Leor Sapir is a conservative political scientist focused on anti-transgender political action and public policy.


Leor Shlomo Sapir was born in November 1982. Sapir began his career tutoring and coaching debate teams in Israel at Lachman Psychometry and Zakai Institute for Rhetoric. Following a Tikvah Fellowship, he was a visiting lecturer at National Law School of India University in 2012 and 2013. He then began the graduate program in political science at Boston College in 2013. While working on his dissertation he was a visiting lecturer at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island in 2018 and at Wellesley College in 2019. His dissertation was on Title IX Regulations during the Obama Administration. Sapir then did postdoctorate work at Harvard. He began working at The Manhattan Institute in 2022.

Sapir frequently appears in conservative media to discuss transgender people, including Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, The Current Catholic, and City Pages.

Sapir joined fellow anti-trans activist Julia Mason in attacking mainstream pediatric organization American Academy of Pediatrics for supporting gender affirming care for youth.


Mason, Julia; Sapir, Leor (August 17, 2022). Opinion: The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Dubious Transgender Science. Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-american-academy-of-pediatrics-dubious-transgender-science-jack-turban-research-social-contagion-gender-dysphoria-puberty-blockers-uk-11660732791

Sapir, Leor (August 22, 2022). A Victory for Child Welfare? Did the American Academy of Pediatrics tacitly reverse its stance on pediatric gender medicine? City Journal https://www.city-journal.org/did-the-aap-just-reverse-its-gender-transition-policy

Sapir, Leor (January 30, 2022). Staying in their lane: the debate over transgender “inclusion” in women’s sports is theoretically confused and empirically flawed. City Journal https://www.city-journal.org/confused-and-flawed-debate-over-transgender-inclusion-in-womens-sports


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