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An Evening with Jacob Tobia

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Murphy-Wilmot Library


Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee invites you to our annual October Author event! 

This year, author Jacob Tobia will speak about gender, stereotypes, growing up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above, and how we can build a world free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. 

If you're planning on joining us (and we hope you are!), here a few things to note before the event: 

  • Seating. We anticipate a large turnout and customers will be seated on a first come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early to guarantee a seat.
  • Parking. If the parking lot is full, you may consider parking in the free garage at St. Joseph's Hospital just south of the library, or in the St. Michael's School parking lot just north of the library.
  • Schedule. The event will include opening remarks, a short reading, a moderated chat, and an audience Q&A. 
  • Sales. Our friends at Antigone Books will be selling copies of Sissy and there will be a book signing after.

We hope to see you there!

Jacob Tobia is a writer, producer, and author of Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. From interviewing former US Presidents to working with queer and trans youth, Jacob helps others embrace the full complexity of gender and own their truth, even when that truth is messy as hell. A member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the OUT 100, Jacob made their debut on the national stage when they were interviewed by Laverne Cox as part of MTV’s The T Word. In 2015, Jacob was profiled by MTV in the one hour, GLAAD Award-nominated episode of True Life: I’m Genderqueer, and in 2016, Jacob created, coproduced, and hosted Queer 2.0, a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ series for NBC News. In 2017, they served as the Social Media Producer on Season 4 of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning series, Transparent and collaborated with Instagram and GLAAD to produce #KindComments, a custom campaign for Trans Day of Visibility that was viewed over 14 million times. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jacob currently lives in Los Angeles. 

Read more about Jacob on their website

This event is generously funded by the Friends of the Pima County Public Library

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