In the high-powered legal world you have to be tough. Janet is that in spades. She is also unabashedly, unashamedly gay. She takes no crap where her family or sexuality is concerned. She's a true warrior, tough skinned, suffers fools not at all, and gives a walloping several times to people who dare challenge her for her sexuality. She is without a doubt one of the strongest lesbian characters I've ever seen on TV.