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Jacob Tobia in Raleigh: The bestselling author is coming to speak at the LGBT Center

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If you don’t yet know Jacob Tobia, you will. They is an activist for the nonbinary community, a bestselling author, producer and actor, who grew up in Raleigh and Cary

Jacob will be coming to Raleigh in December and speaking at and LGBT Center of Raleigh event, but be sure to RSVP if you want to go.

They (Jacob uses they/them pronouns) is having a big year, to understate it.

Jacob Tobia's book, "Sissy."
“Sissy,” published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Their book (reviewed by the New York Times) became a bestseller. 

Their recent voice acting role in Netflix’s “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” will be a nonbinary character in the animated series.

Next, their bestselling book, “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story,” will become a Showtime series.

According to Variety: “The series … would follow Tobi Gibran, a non-binary college grad and full time gender weirdo from North Carolina. Tobi moves to New York City in search of queer utopia. … Tobi quickly learns that NYC is less ‘glittering trans paradise” and more “trash-filled hell with a side of street harassment.’ “

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Jacob spoke about growing up in the Triangle in INDY Week earlier this spring, calling the Triangle a “radical” place that taught them about being an activist.

“Like many other young, queer kids growing up around Raleigh, Tobia cites their early experiences at places like Raleigh Little TheatreWhite Rabbit Books, and Cup A Joe … as formative for their early explorations of identity. In fact, they even wrote much of Sissy at Cup A Joe, having come back to North Carolina to pen the majority of the book on a writer’s retreat.” [read more]

Jacob will be speaking at the LGBT Center of Raleigh on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Tickets are free, but sign up. [RSVP] | [main 📸: Oriana Koren]

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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