AfterEllen made a list of the 11 female LGBT representative characters on TV and of course Tatiana Maslany took her rightful place on the list as well!
“I know Tatiana herself isn’t a fictional character, but she plays so many characters that are strong and fierce fighters and survivors, and does it while staying humble, sweet, and smiley, I think she qualifies. The Leda clones on Orphan Black have had a lot thrown at them in a short amount of time. At any point, they could give up—succumb to whatever the DYAD wanted, run away, get plastic surgery—but they don’t. They stay and they fight. Even Alison, who has successfully albeit probably temporarily removed herself from the DYAD drama, doesn’t back down when faced with a bad rap from her bout with addiction, doesn’t let her idiot husband run the show, and will literally kill to protect her family. She will be queen of the suburbs, no matter what. Sarah still fights for answers, for Helena, for Kira, despite getting beaten down, literally and metaphorically, time and time again. Girlfriend always has a gun pressed to her head. Helena is fighting against her very nature to be less of a ruthless assassin and more of a food processor to be there for her sestras; and currently, is trying to find the balance of humanity and animal to escape imprisonment. Cosima still fights for a cure, for science, for her sisters, for love.”