I think people who argue to the death that they are men are missing the point of the Starlights completely, perhaps out of their own heterosexual and phallocentric interests. They also don't have a clear grasp on what exactly is a woman.
The manga Three Lights being masculine characters does...
They are female.
Anime: sex = female, gender = female
Manga: sex = female, gender = female
Anime: sex = male, gender = male
Manga: sex = female, gender = male
They're women. Even when they are in the bodies of men, they are women. They have the mind...