Truscum tend to come in several varieties, but I would generally codify it simply as "anyone who believes that there is one singular way to be Trans, and anyone outside of it is wrong". It often includes essentialist beliefs into the nature of gender, and is usually binary. "Transtrenders" is essentially a reactionary talking point about how trans people are "faking" it for...the clout...? I guess...? you know, nothing so good as high suicide rate, constant persecution, open despisal in culture, a belief that your life can be intruded upon, etc etc. I conceive of the term "trans" as an umbrella term that includes NB people, as well. Hence why I'm answering questions on a thread that is, strictly speaking, only about the letter "T" in LGBT. [Not, of course, that I would expect that I would be barred from answering questions - the trans people on OT are quite lovely!] Others may perceive trans and NB to be two separate things - I suppose that's their prerogative - but trans, as a non-umbrella term works really if you assume that there's a gender binary stretching from one pole to another, through which you transition. Which, as I've gone at length to mention, isn't what I believe is the case. Certainly not. Dysphoria isn't a necessity, and I was in a blindside for a while, as I thought that I'm not trans because I never experienced as much dysphoria as my fellow trans siblings. I would even go as far as to assert that gender euphoria isn't a requirement, though it is a rather clear sign. A desire for a change in one's gender is all that is necessary. Yes, I feel like you do want to transition, though you should be at liberty to choose which path of transition you wish to take, and not be mandatorily forced into an all-or-nothing deal. I've seen some science on it, but I must admit that a lot of the time, it provides ammo for bad-faith actors to shout about the brain folds being "feminine" or "masculine", and to assert that one is inherently male or female. If we're arguing trans liberation, the source should be sought out in society/environment that we live in, and the way dysphoria is(n't) treated is an issue with it, not with our minds or bodies. or Personally, I don't want to see "dysphoria" as an illness. It isn't, and it is only due to the fact that our environment is profoundly hostile to us. Or, well.. Dysphoria is merely a symptom of a larger pattern at large. Transitioning, therefore, is the cure. The success rates in tamping down dysphoria via transition are enormous, something to the tune of 95-99%. It would be incredibly cruel to deny such a treatment, and I must admit that the amount of people who don't want to transition are rather small. There's a lot of it, and it can be incredibly complex, even for me...though there are some stereotypes about NB people, that they're a lithe, androgynous (but usually leaning femme) and white person. It's frustrating because my end-goal as far as medical transition goes, isn't too different from that of a transwoman, sans what is in my pants, which is, for the most part, none of your business; socially, on the other hand, I don't want to be perceived as a woman, nor a man. I would like to be gender neutral, if possible, though I suppose that may be difficult.