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Activist Runs Across Brooklyn Bridge In Heels For Ali Forney Center


On Saturday, Duke University student Jacob Tobia raised more than $10,000 for the Ali Forney Center, the New York shelter for LGBT homeless youth that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. But he didn’t hold a walkathon or bake sale—he ran across the Brooklyn Bridge in five-inch stilettos.

In the clip below, Tobia explains to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts why he decided to make his  historic sashay across the bridge.:”December 15th marks the five-year anniversary of my coming out to my family,” he shares, “and I figured that there was no better way to celebrate it than to give back to youth who have not had it as easy as I have.”

Find out more at the Ali Forney Center Run for Shelter site.

 

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Dec 17, 2012
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