Honestly I don’t feel like it’s “SJW agenda pushing” - yes there is a trans character (no not Abby) yes Ellie is a lesbian, but the whole narrative can be boiled down in its essence to “both sides”. That’s legit the entire thing. Which is not something most hardcore SJW types are into (nor anti-sjw types I assume). That is the narrative. Is it as good or impactful as the first? No. Has pacing issues, writing issues, little convoluted, could’ve been cut down a bit - but ultimately the story is serviceable enough that it’s still better than many video game stories. Everything else, the gameplay, graphics etc are better than the first.
Looks to me like Druckman is just making sure his game is as diverse as possible. I don't mind diversity if it isn't mere tokenism.