The Cat in the FAF
I don't think it makes people gay. I just think it helps people come to learn more about their own sexuality in a safe and welcoming way. I imagine liking animal people is a lot easier to accept for one personally in the current society, so maybe you might find yourself liking a particular same-sex furry character here and there, and then wondering "well if I like this, I wonder if I like this!" and then people come to realize that they like people of their own sex too perhaps.