Austen Hartke

Austen Hartke is the creator of the YouTube series “Transgender and Christian,” which seeks to understand, interpret, and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. Austen also writes for Sojourners, Queer Grace, and Believe Out Loud, and teaches LGBTQ+ ally training classes at churches in his home state of Minnesota. Austen is a big fan of dogs, long walks in the woods, and olympic weightlifting. You can find out more about Austen and his work at

Austen’s Contributions to My Kid Is Gay

April 2016 – Defining: Transgender