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The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBTQ people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.  

Q Christian Fellowship is cultivating radical belonging for LGBTQ+ Christians and allies.  We do this through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice. We are a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies and denominations, drawn together through our love of Christ and our belief that every person is a beloved child of God.  

An online community of transgender and gender-expansive Christians committed to growing our faith, supporting each other, and healing the world.

Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, a book on theology and personal narratives published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018. He is also the founder and director of Transmission Ministry Collective, an online community dedicated to the spiritual care, faith formation, and leadership potential of transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender-expansive Christians. From 2015 to 2018 Austen created one hundred videos for the Transgender and Christian YouTube series, which sought to share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. He is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same institution. He has spoken at conferences all over the country, including events for The Reformation Project, Gender Spectrum, Evolving Faith, Q Christian Fellowship, the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, and the Why Christian Conference. Austen is a 2019 Bush Foundation Fellow, and is currently researching the use of online ministry as support for gender-expansive Christians. As a transgender person of faith, Austen's greatest passion is helping other trans and gender-expansive people see themselves in scripture.   


Institute for Welcoming Resources provides church curriculum, books for people of faith, and tells which churches are welcoming in your area.  

Gender Diversity in Jewish Tradition

The LGBT Religious Archives Network 

Center for lesbian and gay studies in religion and the ministry (Pacific School of Religion) 


Human Rights Campaign Resources: Religion and Faith  

Book Recommendations for Clergy

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

-Austen Hartke

Trans-Gender: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith

· Justin Sabia-Tanis

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

· Rachel Pepper

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

· Stephanie A Brill, Rachel Pepper

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

· Stephanie Brill, Lisa Kenney

God Doesn’t Make Mistakes: Confessions of a Transgender Christian

· Laurie Suzanne Scott

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

· Abby Stein

What Does God Think?: Transgender People and The Bible

· Cheryl B. Evans, Colby Martin

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders

· Joy Ladin

A Church For All

-Gayle E. Pitman and Laure Fornier

Love Remains:  A Rosh Hashanah Story of Transformation 

· Rabbi Ari Moffat, Jessica Leving

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