Futch otter, also known as otter futch or fottcher, is a term used by some non-binary people to describe their relationship with gender or gender expression, and sometimes one's sexual orientation as well. It is a combination of the terms futch and otter. This can sometimes be used as a gender identity and/or sexual orientation on its own.
Examples of futch otter experiences may include:
- Having a non-normative gender expression/being gender non-conforming. One may present androgynously, and have connections to both femininity and masculinity, or be lingender. One may want to be perceived as both an androgynous man and an androgynous woman, or otherwise have the characteristics of both a futch and an otter. They may also be pronoun non-conforming.
- Having connection to both womanhood and manhood, either through being liaspec, being multigender, being genderfluid, being cusper, being both girlprox and boyprox, or some other way.
- Relating to or identifying with both achillean and sapphic communities, labels, and/or culture. This could be because one is multisexual, omnigay, gai, lesbivincian, or other identities.
Not all futch otters experience their identities in the same way. The traits listed above are only examples, and they don't apply to every futch otter.
The futch otter flag was created by Tumblr user mogaimom as late as September 1, 2020. It was published in HQ by DeviantArt user High-Def-Pride-Flags. It combines both Otter flag by DeviantArt user toadhops and Futch flag by arco-pluris.