For whatever roleplaying reason, I’ve decided that my Male Human Wizard is gay. After an exhausting week of dungeon crawling, he’s heading down to the nearest medium to large-sized city for some R&R with a pocket full of hard-earned gp and would love to try to pick up a date.
How common is homosexuality in the default 5e setting? Yes, I know the practical, in-game answer is to ask my DM, but maybe he doesn’t have much information either. Is this covered anywhere? Can a typical resident, or even adventurer, just expect to ask around for directions to nearby gay bars or hangouts and have a decent chance of getting help, or is this something that would be significantly difficult and/or dangerous to try? For comparison, in our world, this would probably not be an issue at all at a bookstore in Boston. Riyadh, not so much.
- Is homosexuality common and practiced openly?
- Is it common, but hidden, such that successfully making the appropriate contacts, knowing the right signs or lingo or whatever might require a lore check or an underworld contact?
- Is homosexuality rare or vanishingly rare, such that most people would be shocked to even consider such a thing?
- Are there specific backgrounds or places where this is more common? (e.g. followers of a certain god, members of specific races, etc.?)
If this is covered better in previous game editions, I’m open to them as long as they don’t blatantly contradict 5e.