If you're getting the hang of Mastodon, you might have fun giving other instances a try. Mastodon extends beyond mastodon.social, so you get to choose the kind of people you hang out with!
If you want to hang out with queer furries in a safe environment, try https://computerfairi.es .
If you're an artist, https://mastodon.art might be your style.
Or use the instance picker at https://instances.social/ !