One biological woman in Los Angeles, who believes herself a transgender man, also “identifies” as a dog.
That’s right. Not content with gender dysphoria, this person apparently has species dysphoria and pretends to be a dog in various “outings” with his husband.
Tony McGinn, also known as “Tony Bark,” refers to himself as a “human pup” and likes to play fetch on all fours.
McGinn’s husband and “handler” Andrew, who goes with him on “play-dates,” told reporters, “I hang out and I provide him with lots of attention and tell him he is a good boy. That’s basically 90 percent of it.”
McGinn told reporters, “I do consider myself as a pup at all times every day, but I don’t engage in pet play every day,” adding, “some people wear costumes, some people try to get into the headspace of the animal and think as an animal would.”
McGinn does wear a costume on occasion. He wears a dog “hood” for his pet play meetings, as well as an “adult-toy” harness to simulate a rubber silicone tail. But, the couple maintains there’s nothing weird or wrong about their pastime.
Husband Andrew said, “In a practical sense all I really do is help fill out the fantasy by being the human. In the same way a human looks after their pet to make sure that their pet doesn’t have a little too much fun and hurt themselves. I bring water and just tell Tony when he needs to chill out.”
Apparently, they are not alone. McGinn has won competitions and awards, some in the LA Pony and Critter Club, which is an animal role-play group founded by Ann Noble. The group performs dog shows, herding events, and a biannual fox hunt… all with people pretending to be animals.
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