Hmm, two new causes for the LGBTQ community and their supporters to champion: trans-speciesism, where a person imagines himself to have been born into the wrong species, and double self-identification, where a person undergoes two transitions. Such a “creature” is Tony McGinn, aka “Tony Bark” who both a transgender man and a transpecies dog.
According to the Daily Mail:
Playing fetch on all fours might seem like an unusual activity for an adult, but one man who identifies as a dog says it has brought him closer to his husband.
McGinn … says he has been into animal role-play his entire life, and refers to himself as a ‘human pup’.
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The 30-year-old, who was born female and is transgender, is supported by his husband and ‘handler’ Andrew who accompanies him to regular play dates with other role-players in their hometown of Los Angeles.
The situation must get awfully strange when Andrew takes McGinn out for a walk, but then again this is Los Angeles, so anything goes.
In the video that follows, Andrew states at one point that “the topic of sexuality … can be pretty controversial,” adding “we don’t make this sexual, but I have nothing against this.” It’s unclear what the this is, but I’m not sure I for one want to know.
On its face, this who fantasy appears to be nothing more than fetishism — McGinn even admits “I do consider myself as a pup at all times every day, but I don’t engage in pet play every day” — but the couple evidently senses a need to see it as something more. They reveal that they “engage in pet play actively a few times a month, and it’s often in a social setting such as a club or an event.”
We so-called cisgenders have already had to grapple with court battles over whether biological men should be permitted to change in the women’s locker room and to acknowledge new “gender pronouns” beyond he, she, and it and their grammatical variants. Will we next be asked to tolerate the sight of men and women raising a leg and urinating on a tree or fire hydrant?