Move to Amend Reports Features Jacob Tobia This Week

August 11, 2014

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This week features genderqueer activist and writer Jacob Tobia to talk with us about his work for LGBTQ policy issues and youth involvement within the broader grassroots movement for LGBTQ rights and equality. 

Jacob Tobia is a writer and organizer committed to justice for gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and transgender people. They graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University in 2014 with a degree in Human Rights Advocacy, where they specialized in the history of the LGBTQ movement in South Africa from Apartheid to the present day. At Duke, Jacob served as the Vice President of Equity and Outreach for Duke Student Government, where they successfully lobbied for full inclusion of gender neutral housing and restrooms, pushed for comprehensive healthcare coverage for transgender students, mobilized the Duke community against anti-LGBT ballot initiatives in NC, and worked for socially responsible investing of Duke’s $6 billion endowment. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Jacob enjoys good guacamole, craft supplies, hiking/backpacking and reading Judith Butler on the beach.

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