I have been writing stories with gay characters for more than twenty years. Though a romantic, I find a lot of my plots carry a darker side to them. I like a happy ending but, sometimes, my guys have to fight for it.
Aside from romance, the settings/genres can be anything from contemporary (teen, young adult, new adult, adult (you know, 30+)) to supernatural to scary (not so much that I scare myself!) to historical. The latter includes a tale of Antinous and Hadrian.
I used to be only a novelist (or, rather, just long-winded) but I now also enjoy writing short stores, sometimes to the detriment of neglecting my novels.