Truscum / “True Trans”

Truscum / “True Trans” / T3

(adjective / noun)

A person who feels there is only one way to exist as a transgender person and that anyone who does not conform to this idea is not transgender. They usually focus on how a person medically and socially transitions, if/how they experience dysphoria, and their outward gender expression. Truscum frequently target non-binary people, but binary people who don’t medically transition are also targeted as “not really trans.” Truscum are not necessarily transmedicalists but there’s significant overlap for obvious reasons. T3 stands for “more Trans Than Thou”.

e.g. Harper left a trans Facebook group because there were a lot of truscum amongst its members.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

Why Aren’t More Trans People Denouncing Truscum? | Let’s Queer Things Up

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