While he purports himself as not part of the gay and lesbian community, he will do what he can to protect his fellow gay man or woman.His motto when it comes to straight people: "There are two kinds of straight people in the world, those that hate you to your face and those who hate you behind your back."Justin loses his virginity to Brian at the age of seventeen and falls in love with him.Brian is introduced to his mother's minister - but they've already met (not in church).Ted has a really hard time dealing with some performance enhancing drugs.He enjoys reading comic books, particularly Captain Astro adventures.He starts the series as a manager at a Kmart-like department store, the Big Q, but eventually follows his dream of opening a comic book store.Divina Devore, Pittsburgh's very own drag queen is back in town!She dated Debbie 30 years ago, and (s)he looks a lot like Michael.
Brian, Emmett, Ted, George, Vic, Debbie, Michael, and Justin all pitch in to make sure they succeed.
A talented artist, Justin briefly contemplates attending business school to appease his father but ultimately decides to attend art school to become a visual artist.
He and Brian further their relationship over the five seasons eventually ending in a marriage proposal.
Another main character, Ben (Robert Gant), was added in the second season. While he and Justin have an on-and-off-again relationship, Justin is the only one of his sexual encounters that Brian finds himself falling in love with and the only one he continues to have sex with after the first night.
He makes his living as an advertising executive for Vangard, and later on builds his own company, Kinnetik, which was named by Justin.