Are you interested in joining Mastodon but don't know where the cool instances are? This list is just for you. All of these places are nice and pleasant and don't tolerate bigots and similar kinds of shit.

This is by no means absolutely all of them that exist, just the ones that I know of and what admins have submitted to me.

Because I don't properly know languages other than English at the moment, this list only contains instances that have English as one of their languages in their about pages.

Remember! You don't have to pick one instance and stay there forever. You can be on multiple instances, and you can move to a different instance for whatever reason. :)

The List

Here they are! 18+ instances are in a separate list at the bottom.

general, queer, LGBTQIA+, PoC, disabled, anarchist, anticapitalist
Registrations are publicly open during certain special events.
general, furries, scalies
Registrations aren't open, but you can get an account by invite.
general, tech, open source
general, tech, cyber, hacking
By and for the chaos community (ie. the Chaos Computer Club).
queer, furry
queer, furry
cyber, tech, queer, furry,
Registrations aren't normally open, but you can get an account by invite or by donating to it's Patreon.
general, trans
An experimental instance for testing out new modifications to Mastodon. Not guaranteed to be stable.
Registrations aren't open, but you can get an account by invite.
tabletop, games, rpg
DJ, music
An instance for DJs.
pokémon, games, art
An instance for Pokémon fans.
dragons, furry, scalie
For dragons and dragon fans.
games, video games, tabletop, rpg, game dev
For players and developers of any kind of game (video games, tabletop, etc.)
An instance where posts will be automatically deleted after a certain amount of time. Not recommended for your main instance.
By trans, for trans.
general, trans
Registrations aren't open, but you can get an account by invite.
A PoC/non-white safe space. (Formerly for fake brands.)
You need to contact the instance admin to get an account.
LGBTQIA+, queer
tech, activism
Run by a tech activism collective.
A Brazilian instance.
video games, game dev
An instance for video game developers.
general, tech
occult, witchcraft, spirituality
An instance for people who are interested in witchcraft, spirituality, shamanism, occult, woo, etc.
An instance for photographers.
An instance for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets.
LGBTQIA+, queer
LGBTQIA+, queer
scalie, furry
general, science fiction, books
A general space with monthly book clubs.
academia, scholars
For scholars and people involved in academia.
A cooperative-run space for people in the cooperative movement.
social justice, activism, LGBTQIA+
For social justice activists, LGBTQIA+, and people who are aware of/care about such subjects.
progressive, politics
An instance for people with progressive politics of all kinds.
For people who love cats.
A Slovenian instance.
A queer and kink friendly general instance.
science fiction
A Star Trek themed instance.
foxes, furries
science fiction, fantasy
queer, feminism, anarchism, witches
Registration opens for one hour at 20:00 CET every day.


For people aged 18 or over only.

For the kink community.
For monsters and monster fans, specifically 18+.
For specific kinds of kinks, like macro, micro, hyper, muscle, inflation, expansion, and similar.


Places that are just for bots.