Can we talk about Sailor Uranus for a minute and the fact that she had a HUGE impact on me as a teenager?!
Not only is she a badass Sailor Soldier
but she’s pretty much no-nonsense lesbian (or she could be bi/pan/poly, but we really only see her interested in Michiru, and she’s actually pretty private about her love-life in general. She doesn’t hide it, she doesn’t flaunt it)
but–guys–she’s the first character who ever showed me that it was ok to be gender fluid. I have never been a “girl” for very long. Those of you who know me know that I spend most of my time in a “limbo” between the two accepted extremes, and am “male” more often than not. Take a look at this awesome person
One day Haruka’s “male” and the next “female”–she doesn’t give a crap about how other people take this. Haruka made me feel so much more comfortable in myself, and this is why representation is so freaking important. You can be Princess Uranus and refer to yourself as “boku”. You can drive a racecar and wear an adorable scarf and feminine top. You can love and fight for your friends and be what you are without apology, and even if other people don’t understand it, you are still worth it.