Actually more of a writing question.
One of the novels I'm working on, A Conflict of Interests, follows a young male wolf as he goes through a turbulent time with his girlfriend. When another girl enters the scene, the wolf must make a choice between his long-time girlfriend to whom he could never express his feelings for or the new girl who makes expressing them so easily.
I'm thinking of changing this second, "new girl" into a guy.
Do you think this would change anything? Would you be more interested if it contained a gay relationship in comparison to a straight relationship? Would the story be more interesting? Would this still apply if it was known there was no sex between any characters? What are your opinions on this?