Ok, so currently in the planning for my demon story/novel I've decided to space out the goals that my MCs have to accomplish (in order to not make the story go by too fast). The first goal they have to accomplish is finding an elf who knows how to use/activate the portal that would allow them to go home to their world. The question I have is: would making the elf gay be too cliche/stereotypical? I kinda need a gay character, because it's important for one of the themes, but I don't know if I should make the elf that character or not. Any advice/opinions?