A human being who feels that their soul/mindset is not that of a human, but that of an animal. Also referred to as transspecies, animal people, therians, weres. We have some human instinct and thoughts, and some animal ones. The word for the condition of being a therianthrope is 'therianthropy.'
I am a leopard therianthrope, and my site is about therianthropy.
"Otherkin" is not a proper noun, although it is sometimes capitalised.
An otherkin is a person in a human body who either:
A) Believes that, mentally and/or "spiritually," they are not human;
B) Believes that, in a past life, they were not physically human;
C) Believes that they are a human vampire who needs a supply of energy to remain healthy.
The individual identification of a person's gender, as defined by that person. Usually used in reference to transgender
, or transsexual
people -- people whose gender identities differ from their physical sex.
Jack is cisgender
, and his gender identity is male. He's got a penis and XY chromosomes.
Jay has been really confused about her gender identity lately; she thinks maybe she's an androgyne
, but she's not certain.
Jane is a transsexual woman, so her gender identity is pretty solidly feminine.