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Is it better to use LGBTQIA or MOGII?

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Anonymous - Expert in LGBTQ+ Issues
January 20th, 2015 12:57am
Depends what you're using them for. The problem with the LGBT+ monikers is that it pinpoints specific identities. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, but also Agender and Aromantic, and maybe Genderqueer and Gray-asexual? Maybe we should add a P on there for poly and pan, but a D for demi. And it goes on, becoming an alphabet soup of letters to make sure we don't leave anyone out. No identity is more important than another, so why should the label for our entire community represent only a few of us? MOGII, on the other hand, stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identities, and Intersex. No need to label everyone, because everyone is included. Panromantic? Marginalized orientation. Demiboy? Marginalized gender identity. We're all covered, everyone is welcome, no one is ignored or left out, and no arguing over what each letter stands for. Done. However... while most people know what LGBT+ and its incarnations mean and represent, not so many outside of the community know what MOGII means. So if you're trying to reach a wide audience who may not know much about our community, you may be better off sticking with LGBT+ and friends for now, even though MOGII is more inclusive and much more fun to say.
January 12th, 2015 3:49am
Depends on what you feel more comfortable using. I prefer to use MOGII (Marginalized Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex) as it is more inclusive than LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Asexual). There is also the term GSRM (Gender, Sexual and Romantic Minority). LGBTQ(IAP)+ is the most known but it depends on what you feel most comfortable refering to.
May 6th, 2015 12:51pm
Just for simplicity, it's probably better to use LGBTQIA, or LGBT+, because most people will understand what you mean. I am myself a member of the queer community, and I truly didn't have a clue what MOGII means. In a communtiy that is well informed, it might make sense to use MOGII, since it includes everybody.
May 10th, 2015 5:18pm
As a member of what I call the LGBT community, I personally don't care! Use whatever you can remember.
December 17th, 2015 11:53pm
It depends on what your intentions are. If you are trying to refer to yourself or someone else who fits in the LGBTQIA community, then go ahead. But if you want to be more inclusive to everybody, and not necessarily SPECIFIC sexual orientations or gender identifications, you could use MOGII. It is all up to the situation and the person you're talking to. LGBTQIA is something that more people are familiar with, and can feel more like a community than MOGII. However, MOGII is more inclusive to everyone, especially people who are of the lesser known sexualities and genders, such as pansexual, polysexual, demisexual, demigirl, demiboy, genderfluid, etc. So in my opinion I would just say to vary from situation to situation.
April 16th, 2015 3:53pm
Both are great. LGBTQ+ is more specific to the different things, but none of them will cover everything.
May 9th, 2017 8:16pm
MOGII is a fairly new acronym, and while I think it's more descriptive of the broad spectrum of sexuality and gender identities, the two should be used in conjunction until more people are aware of its meaning.
July 13th, 2015 7:33am
What ever you feel like is appropriate for youself personally either is wrong or right for me, i feel like what ever you want is right!
December 21st, 2015 10:42pm
It is ideal to use LGBTQIA+ because it is a more open-ended abbreviation that works with more people.
April 10th, 2015 1:53pm
The former is great for conversations about being specifically inclusive; the other term is a more broad inclusion, but it is less known to people who may not be familiar with the community. Use at your discretion.
May 31st, 2016 7:52pm
LGBTQIA refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersexual and Asexual or Ally community as a whole. It's better to use LGBTQIA
October 11th, 2016 1:43pm
whatever you feel like. as long as it is not ridiculing the queer community, you can use anything you want, really.
November 30th, 2016 10:41am
MOGII covers more people, while LGTBQIA covers less. Then again, it depends on the situation at hand and what you actually want to use.
January 4th, 2016 6:02pm
It depends on who you're communicating with. If you're talking with a heteronormative community, then it's better to use LGBTQIA because they'll probably be more familiar with that. However, if you feel that the audience would better benefit from MOGII, then feel free to use it. It depends on the people.
January 25th, 2016 6:35am
Neither is better or worse. They can't be, because they're almost the exact same thing! I preffer MOGII to be honest, but choose whichever you like!
July 18th, 2016 9:08am
MOGII covers more people, while LGTBQIA covers less. Then again, it depends on the situation at hand.
December 4th, 2017 7:28am
I prefer lgbtq+, but saga is also a good term! sexuality and gender acceptance.
February 2nd, 2018 4:15am
I greatly prefer LGBTQ+ because it's already widely recognized by allys/straight people around the world. For example, If I were to ask someone on the street they'd probably at least recognize LGBT. But when we switch acronyms and terms it makes it harder to be recognized and understood.
August 28th, 2018 3:36am
It depends on personal preference. I believe that most people commonly know the community as "LGBT+" instead of "MOGII". However, the later can be used to categorize other identifies that are not otherwise specified. In the long run, it comes down to the individual and their choice of what they want to associate with, community wise. MOGI is essentially just another, modern term, for LGBTQIA. That is why both can go hand and hand together, as they mean the same thing. They are just stated differently. Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identities, and Intersex versus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (or questioning, depending on how you describe it), Intersex, Asexual.
- Expert in LGBTQ+ Issues
August 5th, 2019 1:31am
There's really no much difference, both include all gender identities and orientations that are not cisgender/heterosexual. LGBTQ+ is generally the most widespread definition and the one that people more easily recognize and use, but MOGII is ok too, they're both just as inclusive as the other.
August 13th, 2018 7:53pm
I think it differs from person to person, but by far the most common one to use is LGBTQIA+. Most people don't even know what MOGII is, but you could always explain to them if that's what you decide works best for you/the circumstances.
October 25th, 2018 9:48am
I feel like MOGII is an invitation for people to invite every community into the LGBT+ community. It coincidates with the idea that LGBT+ people are deviants and should be fine with welcoming anyone who is "weird" to society's standards... A good example of that is all the merch found at prides of flags that represent very minor groups, even kinks, when the Lesbian flag is nowhere to be found. While labels can be helpful to people struggling to make sense of their identity / orientation, some are absolutely unecessary if not mocking actual indenties. Some even re-phrase existing identities with no consideration for the peopel who founded the community. In short, I would keep it to LGBT+ since not everyone is comfortable with Queer at all, many intersex people do not associate with the community either, and allies should be comfortable not having a letter dedicated to them if their attachment and allyship is real.
June 11th, 2019 1:51am
I prefer just LGBT+ before we added all the extra letters. Recognition and acceptance is nice but LGBTQIA is a mouth full and hard for me to remember. Honestly, I don't even know what all the letters in LGBTQIA stand for. In LGBT+ everything is still there because of the plus and it's easy to say and remember what it means. On the other topic, MOGII. I personally have never heard of this one and have no idea what it means or stands for. I can only assume based on the question being asked is that is has to do with the queer community. Again, these are just my personal opinions and I mean no offense to anyone. :)