Not knowing someone’s sexual orientation would not signal a transcendence of identity politics, as she suggested. As long as the default assumption is that everyone is heterosexual, it will be crucial for the LGBTQ community to stand up and be counted, including those who run for office. Rights for which many fought for decades will evaporate if people recede into the shadows. Straight people broadcast their sexual orientation in many subtle ways; coming out and being visible is the only path to equality.
Chris Jewell, Burke