It seems Buzzfeed posted a series of questions about furries and the fandom in general and is allowing anyone to answer.
Here are the Top 3 comments I found when I last checked their site.
Even though as some said we have going mainstream, we still get misconceptions that people are furries only because of sex.
Negativity is poison. It clouds your judgment, it shuts others down, and it divides those who should be friends. It thrives especially on platforms like this one, so on here we must resist its pull with even greater resolve, and remain kind and open to one another.