Hi everyone (if there is anyone that still checks this page)!
I’ve decided to try and give this page a reboot and see if I can start posting things again. I will be trying to put out at least one post a week, hopefully more. I am a college freshman now so I have both more and less time to myself for blogging.
A few quick notes about what has changed in the last year: I no longer am going by the name Cecil. Instead I am going by the name Lee which is a spin off my birth name. Secondly, I am no longer 100% sure of my exact gender identity, so I will be just going with queer, instead of agender. Finally, because I am struggling with my gender, I am also unsure of pronouns. Currently either they/them or ey/em are what I prefer.
I will make another introduction post to start off my rebooting of this page in a few days. In the meantime I hope everyone is staying safe and being smart with their choices!
In this post I am going to answer two questions. The first should be obvious by the title of this post, but I’ll state it anyway in case you forgot: “What is MOGAI?” The second is “Why do you (meaning me) use MOGAI instead LGBT?”
Okay, to answer the first question I’m going to cite a resource from tumblr. I’m going to do this because MOGAI is a term that I did not coin myself, and I am relatively new to using this term myself. Because of this I don’t trust myself enough to define the term properly in my own words.
According to bi-privilege.tumblr.com “MOGAI = marginalized orientations, gender alignments, and intersex. it’s meant to be an all inclusive umbrella term for asexuals, homosexuals, multisexuals, trans people, and intersex people.”
Why do I chose to use MOGAI instead of LGBT? I use it because I feel as if it is more inclusive to those on the asexual spectrum, people who don’t identify as trans but have a different gender identity, etc. I also use it because I know that those five letters are the only letters of the term and basically you can’t add more letters to it, which is a problem because saying LGBTQIAP+ takes a lot of time and often those who don’t know about the community often make fun of how long that acronym is and it just doesn’t end well.
Overall why I made this post was to explain what MOGAI is so that people who read this understand what I’m saying/referencing when using this acronym. Also I’d like to see more people using this instead of LGBT and hopefully/maybe this post will help kickstart this trend.