He goes through several jobs, including shopkeeper at a clothing store called Torso, porn star, naked maid, party planner, and correspondent for a local news station, as well as a number of relationships during the course of the series.
He is a few years older than Michael, Brian and Emmett.
He has a relationship in Season 3 with Emmett, as well as an on-again-off-again relationship with Blake.
If the show takes place in Canada (regardless of actual filming location), then the likely counterparts are one of the following, in order of likelyhood: The United Kingdom and Continental Europe likely use each other in the manner described above.
Don't expect this trope to show up in Anime; the rarity in Japanese media is due to the maximum range of probable places is too small if the character doesn't speak a second language.
A convenient way to imply that a character is in the closet, or covering for social ineptness: have them mention their girlfriend. She doesn't visit very often, but when she does they just spend all day in bed. A subtrope of The Beard, the Girlfriend in Canada is convenient for writers as she doesn't actually exist, and thus doesn't require casting or characterization.
Does not strictly need to be in Canada, but for works set in the U.A college professor who becomes Michael's long-term partner from Season 2 onwards, Ben also lives with HIV.Michael's mother Debbie disapproves of their relationship at first, because she fears that her son will become infected, but eventually she realizes that Michael loves Ben and so accepts him.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.Queer as Folk is an American-Canadian drama television series.