Well, because you know nothing about me and you asked, I know plenty about building houses, fixing machines, and growing food. I haven’t always been an academic and being an academic doesn’t mean I can’t build, fix, or grow. (Have you not heard of the academic disciplines of Engineering, Physics, or Botany?)

The only people who dismiss “identity politics” are those who enjoy the luxury of an unmarked identity — able-bodied, straight, white men. The rest of us are engaged in the politics of identity every day. We don’t have choice.

Now, back to planning my vegetable garden….

Professional homosexual. Professor. Writer. Scholar. Activist. Husband.

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