Don Hagarty is a minor character in IT; both in the novel and the film. In the novel Don is a gay man who is in a romantic relationship with Adrian Mellon. Even before Adrian came into his life, Don wants to leave Derry, Maine]] due to the evil presence in the city. Before leaving Derry, the two attend a city festival and are harassed and brutally beaten on their way home by three homophobic teenagers, John "Webby" Garton, Steven Bishoff Dubay and Christopher Phillip Unwin. After the teenagers throw Adrian over a bridge and keep beating Don, Officer Andrew Redemacher (Roman) eventually intervenes; ending the fight and saving Don's life.