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An earlier version of the MOGAI flag.

MOGAI (Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments, and Intersex) is a proposed alternate acronym for LGBT+ that was made to be more inclusive, as it includes everyone whose orientation, gender, or sex deviates from the "standard" of straight, perioriented, cisgender, dyadic, and monogamous.

Alternate Names

  • IMOGA (Intersex, Marginalized Orientations, and Gender Alignments)
  • MOGII (Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identities, and Intersex)
  • MOGMI (Marginalized Orientations, Gender Modalities, and Intersex)


MOGAI stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments, and Intersex. Marginalized refers to all identities that are treated as lesser than others or ostracized. Orientations refers to one's sexual, romantic, tertiary, or relationship orientation (e.g. polyamorous). Gender alignments refers to the lack of correspondence between one's assigned gender at birth and one's actual gender identity. Intersex refers to those born with physical sex charicteristics that cannot be traditionally classified as male or female.



There is no one official coining of the term MOGAI as it was decided upon after many suggested variations, such as MGSRI, MOGA, and MORSGAI, with discussions of possible acronyms as early as February 2014[1]. The acronym MOGA was proposed by cisphobeofficial[2], however they later added the "I" at the end, regretting that the original discussions had very few intersex people involved[3].

MOGAI is not as widely used as LGBT or its variants and is most commonly seen online when talking about lesser known identities that are commonly oppressed even within the LGBTQ+ community. This is due to controversy over the usefulness of hyper-focusing on one's identity, even though it is useful for many LGBTQ+ individuals who cannot find names for who they are.

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