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- Conservative gay columnist and moralizer, despite his claims to the contrary.
- Barebacker (has sex with HIV+ men without using condoms)
|10 Aug 1963
||Andrew Sullivan born, South Godstone, England.
||Masters, Public Administration, Harvard
||Appointed editor, The New Republic.
||Andrew Sullivan's "When Plagues End" runs in the New York Times Magazine, declaring the end of of the AIDS pandemic. "It's over. Believe me. It's over."
||Starts a weblog.
|9 May 2001
||An anonymous post on Datalounge.com that journalist Andrew Sullivan had cruised AOL chatrooms under the screen name "HardnSolidDC" and placed an explicit personal ad on barebackcity.com under the account "RAWMUSLGLUTES".
|30 May 2001
||On his website, Andrew Sullivan complains: "This is what journalism now is... gay men now need to know: the Internet is not a safe space. A poisonous segment of the gay activist world is policing it for any deviators from the party line."
|31 May 2001
||"No-one's legal, consensual, adult private life should be plundered and exposed for political purposes." [True, unless it exposes one's hypocrisy.] Regarding the risk of HIV superinfection: "I am aware of this theory and the slim reed of research it is based upon. I have discussed the issue with my doctors... but to me, the evidence seems weak and hypothetical."
|4 Jul 2002
||Monthly income from his blog: $6,000. Economist.
|11 May 2002
||On his website, Andrew Sullivan complains: "Some editors can take revenge and cut you off. Most of the time, people in big media, being journalists, don't mind criticism, especially from a piddling one-man blog. But others take offense, and you get canned. In my case, I have been barred indefinitely from writing any more for the New York Times Magazine. Although I have long had a fantastic relationship with the editors there, and have written some of my best journalism for them, their boss, Howell Raines, has sent down a ruling. My presence in the Times, I'm told, makes him 'uncomfortable,' and I am off limits for the indefinite future."
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