10.1 Disclosure

Furries perceive a significant amount of stigma from the world around them.🐾 This, coupled with the fact that many furries work professional jobs or belong to families and communities where the fandom’s openness (e.g., toward homosexuality and transgender...

10.2 Experienced Stigma

Numerous negative stereotypes exist about furries, often perpetuated by negative or inaccurate media portrayals of furries as sexual deviants, socially awkward, or people with an unusual (e.g., fursuits) or, in some places illegal (e.g., bestiality) fetish. As a...

10.3 Bullying

Given that furries are often the subject of ridicule and harmful stereotypes,🐾 we investigated whether furries, compared to a sample of the general American population, were more likely to have experienced bullying. In focus group and interviews, many furries...

10.4 Intra-Fandom Stigma

Other research has shown that the furry fandom consists of a number of different subgroups.🐾 Furthermore, some of these groups (e.g., bronies) have been shown to experience stigma from both the general population and from within the fandom itself.🐾 To...