The Social Media Site for Queer Young Adults That Saved My Life

CW: Mention of abuse, suicide, homophobia

Two non-binary students looking at each other in a school hallway. (Image Source: The Gender Spectrum Collection)

From the late 90s to the early 2000s, I spent most of my time on the computer doing one of four things: playing games on Neopets, designing homes on the Sims, crafting won away messages on AIM, and getting to know people on Mogenic.

In the autumn of eighth grade, one of my friends — who was also one of few people I’d come out to —…