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.

@trwnh @flugennock I didn't even ask about queer black women though. I just asked about women of color who are actively not homophobic.

Crunch the numbers however you like, if people fitting that description are underrepresented (I'm still waiting to hear evidence they aren't) that's probably worth paying mind.

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Still, out of all the lesbian women of color, how many of them are programmers and/or network engineering types? Sadly, probably not a lot.

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@flugennock @trwnh for a super low cost, you can get your own Mastodon instance hosted for you. For example masto.host

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