I’m curious why you love it. Tell?
for someone being asexual and aromantic, especially being only 16 it’s hard living with the fact that no one really knows you exist. everyone around you is focused on romance and sex. im happy to see that a big news network like cnn create an article bringing it into the light saying it’s real and were not broken and don’t need to be fixed, its just ive never seen one before
Thanks for your answer. *high five* Stay strong and proud, my fellow aro ace.
MOGAI vs. LGBTQIAP+
I just want you all to know that I came across a new acronym for the non-straight, non-cis community, and I like it so much that I’d like to see it gain traction, so I’m sharing.
MOGAI stands for “marginalized orientations gender alignments and intersex”. It encompasses the whole non-straight, non-cis community without naming any group individually (and therefore without leaving any group out).
MOGII is another version of MOGAI which I like less and so never use and would ask anyone who does use it to switch to MOGAI instead. It stands for “marginalized orientations gender identities and intersex”. The reason saying “gender identity" in this context is problematic is because "cis woman" is a marginalized gender identity, but straight cis women are not the type of people we’re talking about when discussing non-straight, non-cis issues, so it’s better to have an acronym that doesn’t accidentally include them in it. (Not that misogyny and anti-MOGAI attitudes don’t intersect and overlap, it’s just a matter of being specific about the groups we’re talking about.)
And to make sure we’re all on the same page, LGBTQIAP+ stands for “lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer intersex asexual pansexual plus anything else that might be left out of that acronym—like demisexual, for example.)
To help start normalizing the use of MOGAI in place of GLBT or LGBT (or LGBTQ or LGBTQIAP+ or any of the almost countless varieties of that which are used variously by the informed public, much to the confusion of the rest of the populace)—and to normalize it without totally alienating or confusing people who aren’t familiar with it yet—any time I now refer to this community I call it the “MOGAI/LGBTQIAP+” community. Consider that a suggestion. ;)
And by the way, I pronounce MOGAI “moe guy”, which is additionally great because it’s a lot easier to say than “ell gee bee tee queue eye eh pee plus”, haha. (Does anyone feel more inclined to say “moe gay” instead? Or maybe even “em oh gee eh eye”? I’m curious.)
Beating 1080 Avalanche is something that I’ve been trying to do for a while and the fact that I can’t is making me angry.
On another note Ricky Winterborn is one of the cutest game characters out
AND HE’S CANADIAN OMG HELP
Fully support this 100%.