Waugh, who died in 1966, is regarded by many as the finest English writer of his generation.
The audience can be expected to regard a romance between two individuals of different genders as simply a romance, yet regarding a romance between two individuals of the same gender as a romance rather than just a romance.
However, unless the work is about homophobia, don't expect the characters to encounter any homophobes raining on their parade.
The novelist Evelyn Waugh had three gay lovers during an 'acute homosexual phase' while studying at Oxford, according to a biography.
Author Paula Byrne hails him as a 'great bisexual' writer and reveals that he cherished the 'fully fledged' affairs.
Being badass isn't the problem as much as making the character more well-rounded.
Note that gay romance a gay/bi identity is enough for this trope—it doesn't have to be both.
'It was not particularly unusual, particularly because women were not permitted to go to Oxford.
'It was very much perceived as acceptable as long as it was a phase you grew out of when you left Oxford.
When first played, most Sims either have a completely neutral preference or a slight preference for (or rarely against) one gender.