Unfortunately, love and hate are not symmetric. Hate is easy. Love is hard. Any loser can hate, but loving well takes courage. Hate gets a lot of attention, love less so. Kill someone, and you'll get a thousand headlines. Kiss someone, and no one cares. There is no obvious solution for this, but at least we can notice the challenge and tip the scales whenever and however we can.
When we stop seeing people's labels and start seeing their humanity, we come that much closer to realizing a better future for everyone.
If we defined an idealist as "a practical dreamer who wants to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives," would you say you are one?