I had a long time trying to figure out who Heridon (protagonist of my modern-day mystery series) would fall in love with until last night I woke up with a realization that made perfect sense. Heridon is gay. I smiled. Of course, it made sense and it fits. Of course, Heridon would likely be a closet homosexual as he's still unsure of how his friends will act should he tell them. (He especially doesn't want to tell his football buddies.) The plots are about the mystery, not Heridon's sexuality. That's just one of the many sub-plots I have. I do have some questions though...well...basically... I have no idea about homosexual life other than one person likes another person of the same gender. How should I go about doing this? Also, I thought of surprising the readers by not revealing that Heridon is gay until a later book (but dropping seedlings of hints here and there to imply that he is). Is that a good idea or should I mention it somewhere in the first book? Heridon has become a more interesting individual to me and I can't wait to write about him!