Now, as cliche as it sounds, yes, my work, like the millions of other works out there, has my protagonist having a romantic relationship. However, I am set on keeping it on how it is right now ---- a homosexual romantic relationship. I know that homosexual relationships aren't very prevalent in young adult fiction as compared to heterosexual relationships. I'm just afraid that I'll "drive away" potential readers if I make it to be a gay relationship. I would be very saddened if someone reads my book and tells someone, "oh, the main character is gay. Don't read it if you don't like the gays", etc, and then those people spread it and then lots of people stop & refuse to read my work. I'm not making my main character gay for the sake of having a gay main character. My target audience aren't necessarily the readers who want to read about a gay protagonist. My target audience are the people who are willing to read my story not for my character's sexuality, but for my character's character and development/story. My character is 'gay' because he just simply is (by societal standards) by virtue of how he feels towards another person, who just happens to be male. This will be my very first work/story, so I don't know much about the marketplace for gay characters and how well (or bad) it can/will affect the review of my work. I would be deeply saddened if my protagonist's sexuality really does affect readers' responses on a large scale (negatively). Note: Of course, I do understand that there will be critical responses to having a gay protagonist, somewhere in the world. I just don't want that aspect of my story to be the hindering detail of my work.