Jacob Tobia
Jacob Tobia

Jacob Tobia is a genderqueer activist, writer, and part-time fashion icon who has been featured in The Huffington Post, PolicyMic, MSNBC, and The Nation. Committed to justice for gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and transgender people, Jacob has worked on campaigns for gender-neutral housing, access to transgender health benefits, and many others. They currently live in Washington, DC.

June 30, 2014

Why This Brave Activist Wears Skirts and Heels to Work

What life is like for genderqueer professionals in America.

April 4, 2014

The Unexpected Way One Young Activist Is Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Find out what high heels, the Brooklyn Bridge, and LGBTQ youth have in common.
June 27, 2013

To All the Married Gay Couples Out There: The Fight Doesn't End With DOMA's Ruling

I’m asking you not to forget about people like me, people who live in communities and regions around the world that do not have legal protections for LGBT people and families.
May 24, 2013

Obama Morehouse Speech: Was the President Unintentionally Transphobic?

At his recent commencement address to Morehouse College, did President Obama end up being inadvertently transphobic?
May 11, 2013

Gay Marriage 2013: It's Not the End-All For the LGBT Rights Movement

With same-sex marriage victories in three states this week, it's tempting to think that homophobia and transphobia are fading away. But statistics about homeless LGBTQ youth prove otherwise.
March 19, 2013

An Open Letter to the Pope From a Gay Man

What the pope does over the next decade will matter greatly to the world. On the day of the pope's inaugural Mass, a gay man responds.

March 2, 2013

LGBTQIA: A Beginner’s Guide to the Great Alphabet Soup Of Queer Identity

Have no clue what LGBT*(T)Q1Q2GQIAASCP(GSM) means? Here's a definitive guide to every letter of the queer alphabet.