Could you provide examples? I sincerely don’t know what you mean. To me, “identity politics” (not my preferred vocab) is about fighting for basic human rights and equality. I don’t know why anyone would have a problem with that. That’s what I meant about freedom not being zero-sum.

Ensuring equality for minorities should not be threatening to the majority. Unless members of the majority are worried about losing some of their privilege. but in the examples that I cited in this article, I don’t even see that that’s a valid worry. Who loses when it becomes against the law for me to be evicted because of my sexual orientation? Nobody loses. Except maybe the evil landlord who wants the right to make me homeless.

People who are opposed to fighting for equality are so snuggled up in their own privilege, that they’ve lost their humanity. Evicting me for being gay is fucked up. Opposing laws that stop people from evicting me for being gay is just as fucked up.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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