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2014's Most Intriguing LGBT Characters

A handful of characters caught the eye of viewers and critics alike by telling stories rarely or never told before, here are some of the (mostly) new LGBT characters in 2014 that stood out from the crowd in film, documentary, TV comedy, TV drama, video games and comics.

VICE News interviews Jaiyah Saelua, the first transgender athlete to play in a World Cup qualifier

In 2011, Jaiyah Saelua of American Samoa became the first openly transgender person to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Her performance in the match was instrumental to breaking the American Samoan team's losing streak by clearing a goal-bound ball from the opposing team and preserving their first ever win.

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