Jack Knoxville 2017

Jack Knoxville became the first trans guy to run for political office in the southern United States when he became an official write-in candidate against city mayor of Knoxville, TN, Madeline Rogero.

Jack is currently a digital organizer with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Founder/acting President for  Trans Empowerment Project (A 501c3 grassroots non-profit that has become one of the largest providers of direct aid to the trans community in the country).

Before launching Trans Empowerment Project, Jack authored 6 books,  and founded several companies including Punkweb, Queerd, Smoky Mountain Media Group, and the Home Grown Zine.

My website and social media began in the late 90’s after teaching myself HTML. From there, I started a variety of fan sites from “PunkWeb” to an 80’s fan club on Myspace, which attracted over 13,000 members.

As a leader and activist Jack believes in empowering the trans community by connecting people with the resources they need as a means to combat the ongoing struggles with suicide and mental health trans people face.

He is an impassioned speaker and advocates for the trans community and other trans people of color, often leading discussions to educate potential allies.

For fun, Jack plays loves to surround himself with pop-culture, play music, create art, and camp with friends.

He is an occasional DJ on 103.9FM WOZO in Knoxville, TN.

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