UPDATE (Dec. 13, 2012, 2 p.m.): Tobia’s MSNBC appearance below:

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Duke University student Jacob Tobia, currently living in New York City where he is a human rights intern at the United Nations Foundation, will appear today on MSNBC with host Thomas Roberts. Tobia will be discussing his fundraising efforts for the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth, which was devastated from damage caused by Sandy. The interview is scheduled to take place sometime between 11:30 a.m. and Noon Eastern time.

Tobia’s fundraising efforts on Saturday, Dec. 15, will take him on a one-mile run across the Brooklyn Bridge — in five-inch-high heels. The run marks his fifth anniversary of coming out and he hopes to raise both funds and awareness for homeless LGBT youth. He explains the fundraising effort in a post at The Huffington Post and in the video below:

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