Murder on the Orientation Express
Episode 174 — Released May 26 2023
The Gender and Sexuality communities of Tumblr have been in flux (not the suffix they attatch to every other word, it’s just honestly changed hands many times.) Having founded and abandoned the LGBTA Wiki, they went on to a site called EZGENDER. This too was left to lie fallow as the trendy hipsetters were soon located in Gender Heaven. That also wasn’t good enough for our discerning catalogers of conceptual and splintered identities, so they eventually settled into the MOGAI wiki. A trip around the net just to land where they started: a fandom wiki. And boy is that fitting! The original site now redirects to a smaller, more curated LGBTQIA+ Wiki, but who knows how long that will last.
If you’re confused by any of this, worry not. All you need to know is amongst these fandom wikis, populated with gender, sexual, and otherkin identities created solely on random tumblr posts from people who have long since deleted their blogs and half-memories of something someone read once, there was over 20,000 entries complete with definitions, delineations, flag concepts, and (of course) in-fighting. And we’re gonna read about them!
This week, Extra Credit would like to remind everyone that we ourselves have “a case of the genders.”
- True Trans Soul Rebel by Against Me!
- Androgynous by The Replacements