Jake Ballinger                         Pronouns: He/Him/His

Board Member

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.


Jake is known as Daddy Rabbit to his daughter Shayleigh Rabbit and Uncle Jake and Brother to many trans siblings.


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 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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