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.

libertarian socialism, anarchism, queer, trans, activism
general, tech, open source
catgirl, trans, queer, pleroma
A pleroma instance.
general, tech, cyber, hacking
By and for the chaos community (ie. the Chaos Computer Club).
queer, LGBTQIA+, português
An LGBTQIA+/queer instance primarily for portugese speakers (but speakers of other languages are welcome too!).
queer, furry
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.
anarchism, feminism, français, queer
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.
A PoC/non-white safe space. (Formerly for fake brands.)
You need to contact the instance admin to get an account.
You need to use a special form to request an account.
A Brazilian instance.
jewish, anticapitalism, politics
tech, activism
Run by a tech activism collective.
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.
general, witchy
queer, trans, LGBTQIA+, français
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.
You can email the admin to get an account (the link for that is on the landing page).
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.
anticapitalism, environmentalism, tech, social justice, solarpunk
For solarpunks and those involved in the solarpunk movement and aesthetics.
game dev, gaming, LARP, RPG, tabletop
For the tabletop gaming community as a whole - players, makers, reviewers, hobbyists and more.
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


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.