Andrew Sullivan is a conservative gay cultural critic who has a long history of gender critical views. He says his conservatism is rooted in his Catholic background.

  • Criticizing legal protections based on gender identity
  • Criticizing affirmative care for gender diverse youth
  • Promoting the ex-transgender movement
  • Stating that trans youth should wait until 16 for health services
  • Citing anti-trans research like Lisa Littman’ s”rapid onset gender dysphoria


Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) grew up in West Sussex. He graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, then he earned a Master of Public Administration at Harvard University in 1986.

In 1986, Sullivan took a role at The New Republic, rising to editor in 1991. He worked there until 1996,

Sullivan wrote for The New York Times Magazine from 1998 until he was fired in 2002. During that time he started a blog called The Dish that ran until 2015. From 2016 to 2020 he wrote for New York magazine, after which he moved to Substack.


 “Andrew Sullivan Supports Barney Frank / Queerty”.

Sullivan, Andrew (20 September 2019). “Andrew Sullivan: When the Ideologues Come for the Kids”Intelligencer.

Sullivan, Andrew (1 November 2019). “Andrew Sullivan: The Hard Questions About Young People and Gender Transitions”Intelligencer.

Sullivan, Andrew (9 April 2021). “A Truce Proposal in the Trans Wars”Substack.


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