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Andrew Sullivan (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — Gay writer Andrew Sullivan announced in early January he was leaving Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast and launching his own paid subscription site.

Sullivan — a longtime Washington, D.C. resident who recently moved to New York City — left his longtime home of the Atlantic magazine in April 2011 for the Daily Beast. He has now informed his readers in a final Daily Beast post he and his staff were shifting to AndrewSullivan.com, which has a subscription model and no ads, raising more than $300,000 in subscriptions in the first week.