Kiwi, those comments are unnecessary.
As to homophilia in games I understand how many feel like it’s tacked on. In Mass Effect I feel they tried, but in the end it was not half as well written as the straight scenario, especially the female-female scenario. Yet, this thread is not discussing how tacked on homophilia is in games. And what I definitely do not like to see is the “games are targeted at straight males, so keep ur propaganda to yourself.” Those comments belong nowhere.
Now, to be on topic. Homophilia in the “dark ages” was not lightly accepted. Hence, Dark Ages, I suppose, though one can argue how long they have lasted. When it comes to being homophile in the 15th century, I believe it was well hidden. Open display of homosexuality was scorned, though I am not certain about Bohemia, I believe due to it being part of the Holy Roman Empire that homophiles did not have an easy time going about their sexuality.
It is important to notice that homoeroticism was quite common in the imperial armies. That is to say, younger recruits were sometimes victims of the seniority. There’s a difference here, however, homoeroticism and sexual intercourse between men was not necessarily a sign of homophilia. These men had lusts, and lacked ways to satisfy them. Escort girls and prostitutes were quite common, but not always available to everyone.
Apparently you can romance in this game, and most likely this will be in with the opposite sex. In my opinion they should add a few ways to romance the women. And one of them should indicate that you intend to marry to hide your homophilia from the public. Since this was quite common amongst men (and still is), I believe this would be an interesting twist to the romances and could possibly play out in various ways that could even put the player in danger.
On the other hand the possibility of male-male romance is rather difficult to fit into the story as so little is known as to how exactly homophiles sought out mutuals in their time (mostly due to the fact that few if any private memoirs or journals of a homophile exists).
To me it’s an interesting subject, and like I mentioned a story branch where the player decides to marry despite his sexuality could make for really interesting storyline (though it would take considerable dev time, and cost, so it depends on prioritisation). And honestly I could see this get a mod instead, where someone with more passion for it develop a much better story than the devs would be able to (factoring in their time-constraints).