Evidently, Japanese manga creators are more willing to acknowledge and celebrate gender and sexual diversity in their work than their American counterparts. The Sailor Moon manga series, featuring magical girls using their powers to fight evil, was filled with gay and lesbian characters in the original version. This did not go down so well with the folks responsible for airing cartoons on American television. So, if you’ve watched this show in the US of A, you’ve missed out a lot on some of the sexual politics in the Japanese version.
The original Sailor Moon had lots of queer characters.