Brisbane ‘furries’ find community and acceptance inside animal suits

ABC News in Austraila reports about the Brisbane, Austraila furmeet which gets over 60 per meet and most of them are in fursuits.

To quote the article

The South Bank Fur Meet encourages people who identify as “furries” to come together to socialise as well as entertain the public.

Many of the people in the group have social anxiety and it allows them to dress up and be themselves.

Organiser Callum Walter
The group has more than 60 members and meets every Tuesday evening.

Organiser Callam Walter said many of the members attended to help them overcome social anxiety.

“A furry is someone who represents themselves better as an animal than a human being,” he said.

“Many of the people in the group have social anxiety and it allows them to dress up and be themselves.

“You can be yourself and no-one has to know who you are underneath.”