Drew Boyd is a famous football player in the Showtime series Queer as Folk
In his childhood, he was a jock which he bullied this one effeminate, gay kid at school. While they were different on the outside, he knew even at that age, they were the same on the inside.
While Emmett was working as a caterer at his party. Drew and Sierra announced they were getting married. Emmett overheard Drew and his football teammates talking about him and his fellow caterer. Emmett confronts him and tells him he is not a man if he can say what he just said to his face. Drew appears to be affected by this, but is overcompensated afterwards by acting masculine as he reunited in conversation with his teammates. Later, Emmett comes to pick up his check and then is seduced by Drew.
Drew and Emmett began a down-low affair despite he was engaged to Sierra. They would meet three times a week in a hotel. One day, Drew kissed and cuddled with him. Eventually, Emmett asks him where they stand and Drew refusing to give up his life says, "Nothing has to change between them." as he wanted a life and kids and doesn't want to loose his passion; football. Emmett struggles, but find it in him that he deserves better and leaves him in the hotel.
Drew wins a few games and finally marries Sierra.
Later, Drew find Emmett after he has well gotten over him. Drew has encountered a fan whom he had sex and had a hidden camera and bribed him for money. Having told Sierra what was going on, she divorces him and news spread throughout the city about the allegations and even untruthful rumors. He seeks out Emmett and asks for his advice which Emmett tells him the best solution is to come out and announce who he is and accept himself.
Drew was suspended and ridiculed on national TV and the tabloids were constantly harassing him for pictures and statements. He felt like a criminal and there was no escape.
On live TV, where Emmett is working as a Queer guy, they do an interview with Drew and he announces that he is gay and goes on to thank Emmett for encouraging him to be his own man. He kisses Emmett on life TV shocking the news cast and viewers. This also gets Emmett terminated from the News cast as they now see that he is not sexless and his sex life is actually beyond their minds to be a football star they viewed as a hero.
Things eventually calm enough for Drew to play football again. Some of his teammates said stuff under their breathe which Drew immediately heard and confronted them on it which they submitted. Emmett later takes Drew with him to Babylon like in his imagination in prior episode, but leaves him alone when he goes to get drinks for everyone.
When coming back from getting drinks, Emmett gets jealous when he finds Drew kissing another man and refuses to talk to him. He later comes to his senses when he talks to Debbie Novotny that he was once a curious young gay thing at one time as well. Emmett has a talk with Drew and as much as it was hard to let him go, he realizes that Drew has to explore the gay life himself before he can steadily commit. Drew never meaning any harm doesn't disagree, but is saddened by Emmett's departure. Drew is not seen for the finale of season 5, but is assumed he began to come into himself further as very good looking, gay man.