I just removed the door about a year ago now, and peeked out the door for my sister and nieces (whom I lived with at the time) 3 years ago. Once I came fully out I noticed that no-one really cared, My Uncle merely said "Oh, Thats like the guys dressing up for comic conventions or trek conventions." and my grandmother was like, "Whatever, I gotta see this." and considering she's 89, that makes her pretty open minded. None of my other relatives so much as batted an eye at the idea, even one of my other uncles who was a psychiatrist. I've found that a lot of people actually like us, During my first meetup suited, I had random strangers coming up and asking for hugs or to get their photo's taken with me. I'd say many of us paranoid about what people will think, need to just do what I did, shrug, and just be myself, if some people don't like it, family, friends, perfect strangers, then tough, no sense pretending to be something I'm not just to make other people comfortable.
I'm a furry, and PROUD of it! "Yip!"