All of these resources are dedicated to supporting positive sexuality and or alternative relationships and sexual identities. Websites and organization descriptions are be pulled from their respective websites. This is not exhaustive and I encourage you to add to the list in the comments and if your organization would like to be included in the list, please email [email protected].
What are Furries?
According to http://furryfandom.info/, furries are anthropomorphized animal characters—animals with human qualities or characteristics. A typical furry is mammalian, bipedal, humanoid with animal features. However, they cover a wide spectrum—from cartoony to serious, from humanoid to animal-shaped, and can be any member of the animal kingdom (yes, even reptiles and avians count as Furries).
Popular examples of furries include My Little Pony and Zootopia, but many Furry fans create their own original characters (OCs), known as fursonas! A fursona is someone’s personal anthropomorphic animal character or avatar, which can be used for interacting online or commissioning artwork. Some people may even get a costume (called a fursuit) made of their fursona.
What is Furry Fandom?
According to http://furryfandom.info/, the definition of Furry fandom is the appreciation, promotion, and production of stories and art about anthropomorphic animals, as well as the exploration, interpretation and examination of humanity and human values through anthropomorphic expression. This includes animated cartoons, comic books and strips, stories, artwork, costumes, and stuffed animals.
Furry fandom developed as an offshoot of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom in the 1980s, for fans interested in anthropomorphic animal characters (commonly known as furries). Over the past two decades it has increased in size and popularity, attracting artists and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Today, Furry fandom is a creative and thriving community of costumers, animators, cartoonists, puppeteers, artists, illustrators, writers, and enthusiastic everyday fans.
Furry Fandom Social Networks
Social Equality Network
This is a social equality furry network that is ran by furries for furries. After reading that you are now probably thinking, social equality?
What we are VS. What we are not
We are one of the only furry sites that focus on the offline life of adult furries. Sure we don’t mind you sharing pics of our character, but we also want to see you, the furson behind the computer! Especially the naughty side of you!
We are also for the furry community. If you are new to furry, I encourage you to first go to a site like Wikifur.com and find out more about the community to make sure it is for you. Once you develop your own fursona, come back to us and sign up to be a part of the great network!
What exactly does that mean?
First of all, the social networking part is the biggest goal. We are looking to connect you to other furries and that is the main goal. We have a lot of tools to help you do that, and to find furries with your unique interests in mind! You can create sub communities in our network for just about anything, you can post in our forums, write blogs, chat in a live chatroom (text or video supported), share media (photos/videos/files/sounds), post ads and more! Secondly, the equality is very important too! Everyone one has the same opportunity on this site to connect to as many users as you’d like and be an active top user. Your efforts for just going out to a random profile and greeting someone is what gets you noticed here. This is not to put down the other networks in the fandom that focus more on the arts, but not all of us are artists, writers, musicians, fursuiters, extroverted socialites, or popufurs.
Furry Fandom Infocenter provides information to the public about furries and Furry fandom. Our goal is to serve as an online “visitor’s center” for those interested in anthropomorphic animal artwork and writing. Leading by example through positive contributions, we help spotlight the things that make Furry fandom a cool place to be. We hope you will join us at one of the many Furry conventions around the world!
Furry Fandom Infocenter http://furryfandom.info
FurrTrax is the Fastest Growing new Furry Social Network that is completely free to use, and most importantly, We are non-profit, owned and run by Furrys, for Furrys. We are not a pay site, and we do not require subscriptions or any of that stuff.
This is a social equality furry network that is ran by furries for furries. We are one of the only furry sites that focus on the offline life of furries. A furry is a fan of fictional anthropomorphic animal/creature characters with human personalities and characteristics.
If you have an interest in that or fantasy animal characters, then this might be a great network for you! Come join us and take a look around! Membership is free!
Books About Furry Fandom
Furry Fandom Communities
Life by Association: Getting Furry, Joseph Santiago and Lina Clark (Santiago, Inc. 2012). This book is a memoir of self-discovery and exploration of the furry community.
Furry Dating Websites
FurryMate.com is a furry dating website that works tirelessly to match its members. Over the years, we have refined our site to better suit your needs. With FurryMate’s private messaging, advanced searching, and instant chat capabilities it is now easier then ever to find your furry match. With thousands of members making up a huge furry community, and many new furries signing up daily, you never know who you might find. Whether looking for a furry friend, long distance relationship, or a furry mate, or just people to meet up with at a furry convention, you will find it here. Take your time to review FurryMate’s member profiles, send winks and messages, and most importantly have fun!
Ferzu is a new social network and dating site for furries of all kinds. Whether your fursona walks, flies or swims, whether you’re looking for furry friends, dates or fun, whether you’re young or old, chubby or thin, stripes or spots—welcome home.
Furry Event Directories
Find furry conventions near you and keep track of the best furry cons around the world.
Kinky Events Info is a free event directory sponsored by The Harmony Collective and HarmonyUs Inc. Any and all events related to the LGBTQ+, Sex Positive, and Kink communities are welcome to contribute. Our goal is to offer a safe web space for global community to find, review, and share Sex Positive events. We offer listings for both virtual and physical events.
Furries: An Inside Look (Curt Pehrson, 2011). This documentary is a brief overview into the world of furries.
Furry Fandom (Színház- és Filmmüvészeti Egyetem, 2012). This documentary is a brief overview of the history and practice of furry fandom.