I disagree with this thread although I understand the logic behind it. If being a furry is a strong part of your sexuality, I don't see it much different than "coming out" gay. Both are activities that nobody really needs to know about, and exist in private reality. If you view it as a lifestyle, even more so. If you view it as a simple hobby, then you don't have to "come out", but telling people about it isn't a bad thing... it is showing who you are networking. It isn't just furries that have this phenomena, not too long ago computer gaming was an obscure hobby that some felt ashamed of to admit in public, so I can see the same context applied here... being proud of what you enjoy, not being ashamed of it. Which of course is different than coming out. But if it is both a hobby and sexual interest, than I can see the need to do so... although it isn't required, anymore than telling non-partners you are gay.