Good press article on furries
This week's Houston Press features a lengthy article on furries (a beautiful piece of artwork by Werepuppy graces the entire front cover of the newspaper) by staff reporter Craig Malisow.
When we furries here in Houston heard of his interest in doing an article on the subject, we were apprehensive as usual about the press. So a few of us (myself included) met with him to talk, and feel out his motives. We had decided that the "hide from the press" strategy had reached the end of its useful life, as people out to write a "Look at the freaks" article will do so no matter what- either they will find some freaks who are more than willing to say anything to get their name in the paper, or they'll make up things out of whole cloth.
We hoped to present some of the things about furries that are lost in sensationalist articles. We thought that if anyone would give us a fair shake, it would be the Press, as their articles (usually three or four a week) are usually in-depth and thoughtful. And they are fairly 'alternative' in terms of attitude.
I think it turned out well, personally. And the Press is the second biggest paper in Houston (though mostly because we only have one big daily), so perhaps lots of people will read it :)
-Josh / Paracelsus