Jake Ballinger                                    He/Him/His

Board Member

Program Co-Director, The Umbrella

Jake is a Social Justice Warrior in training learning to protect and fight for not only those under the T umbrella but also ALL of those in the LGBTQ+ community. He is Co-Program Director for The Umbrella, Tarrant Counties first fully encompassing 24 hr live Transgender Resource Directory. He and his Co-Program Director Cason Esquivel have partnered The Umbrella with Trans-Cendence International to build DFW’s first transgender clothing store & resource center.


He is the owner of Ballinger Trading Company, DFW’s only and truly FREE haul-off and re-sale service for second hand goods. His business will provide clothing and any other items needed to The Umbrella Center for distribution into the trans community.


He is also a devoted congregant of Celebration Community Church in Fort Worth for the last 12 years and is also a member of their choir. Jake is known as Daddy Rabbit to his daughter Shayleigh Rabbit and Uncle Jake and Brother to many trans siblings. Jake is also a beard connoisseur, self proclaimed Professional “Janet” for Rocky Horror Picture Show and an avid collector and curator of Homosapien Artifact Collections.

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