I think it relies on the theme!
For me it’s contemporary when I read m/m romance, simply because in a historical they can’t be out and proud and I like the flamboyant gay characters make their appearance.
But I also liked Katie MacAlister’s Noble series all the 3 books are historical.
I would never read a m/m historical ( Well….not likely) But as the saying goes…never say never, right?
So, I’m curious as how you think about it.