First event in the 2017 City Council Race-Knoxville, TN

Jack is a community organizer and activist for transgender and gender non-conforming communities who speaks publicly on topics that impact these communities such as:

  • Community organizing for change
  • Overcoming homelessness
  • Income inequalities
  • Child abuse/family rejection
  • Oppression based on race and/or gender
  • Mental health stigmas
  • Being transgender and autistic
  • Trans employment policies
  • Sexual reproductive health and justice
  • Personal empowerment
  • Relationship building

In 2015, Jack became the first trans-man to run for political office in the Southern United States and founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit known as, Trans Empowerment Project.
Trans Empowerment Project is now one of the largest providers of direct aid for the trans community nationwide.
After wrapping up a 15 month contract with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in October of 2019, Jack has been focused on building new programs to educate, empower, and mobilize diverse groups of folks nationwide as they begin to realize their power.


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