What Is MOGAI?
MOGAI is an acronym that stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments and Intersex (sometimes edited to be MOGII: Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identities, and Intersex). The intention was to coin a simpler acronym for people who aren't straight/cis/perisex which could be used instead of longer acronyms like LGBTQIAP+ or acronyms with harmful origins like GSM/GSRM. The acronym was created in (approximately) 2015 by Tumblr user cisphobeofficial, but since then has spread to numerous other sites and offline discussions. "MOGAI" is commonly used as an adjective to describe neolabels - labels that are newer - and often in a mocking fashion to mean labels one doesn't think are valid. Read more:
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- Tone Indicators: Tone indicators are an internet shorthand to help display tone. It can be difficult for someone to understand exactly what you meant in online conversations. These aren't mandatory, but are suggested.
- Otherkin & Alterhumanity: MOGAI Wiki is focused solely on MOGAI and things directly related to it, not being otherkin, but you may encounter users who are otherkin or terms that relate to it.
- Plurality & Systems: Similar to the above topic, our Wiki isn't equipped for education about plurality, but you may encounter plural users or terms exclusive to plurals.
Page Guides: Guide:Gender (Guide:Coric) • Guide:Orientation • Guide:Gender System • Guide:Combination Identity • Guide:Date • Guide:Person • Guide:Symbol • Guide:Morpheme • Guide:Hate