In a work-in-progress, the main character is a bisexual female. That wasn't my original intent, but the story took a turn in that direction as I was writing it. I've been told by a published author who critiqued some of it for me that both publishers and readers are likely to be put off by this and that it will hinder the chances of publication. The story has a romantic sub-plot, and the critiquer was concerned that few people will be able to identify with the romantic angle because of the bisexuality. Seems to me that as humans, we can all empathize with the universal feelings of love, attraction, etc. If I read a book with a gay protag, I can empathize with the feelings he has in his romantic relationships even though I am not gay, because I am another person with the same emotional attachments, intellect, etc. I'm am curious what the forum members think. This is a pretty good cross-section of readership. Two questions: 1. Would a bisexual character discourage you from reading the story to begin with; and 2. If you read the story and the romantic elements involved a bisexual MC, would you have a hard time identifying with or empathizing with the MC in terms of her romantic involvements?