I left birdsite a year ago because it's moderation is terrible and drives away queer folk, women, people of color, etc. I honestly have no clue if the fediverse is better or if those problems here are just less talked-about.

Can someone recommend a queer-friendly instance led by women of color?

@benj_red Wow, sounds like a long shot.

On the upside, there's no Nazis, Brockbots, spammers or Jack Dorsey here, and we chased off a shithead D-List celebrity a few weeks or so ago.

@flugennock like 6% of the population of America is black women. Given there are literally thousands of instances, this really shouldn't be a long shot.

And yet with 37 boosts, still not one answer. (Which I guess kinda *does* answer the question.)

@benj_red @flugennock The majority of instances are not American, though. I do disagree about exactly how long the shot is, but those instances are largely clustered in France, Germany, and Japan.

There's definitely a point to be made about representation in leadership roles, but hosting a Mastodon instance is still an incredibly niche thing. As others have said: there are black-led instances, queer-led instances, women-led instances, but perhaps not all 3 in the same person.

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@benj_red @flugennock With that said: it's still possible for one to exist! Mastodon as a whole is far more queer than average, so "queer-friendly" is the majority of instances. I think the closest to what you initially asked for is computerfairi.es, which is run by a latina trans lesbian. playvicious.social is the most visibly black instance. Any randomly-selected admin is more likely trans than not. I'm just not sure there's any place keeping track of this info.

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