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The Rev. Vicki Flippin serves as the Pastor of Social Justice, Exploring Faith, and Inter-generational Ministries at The Church of the Village, a progressive, multi-racial, and Reconciling United Methodist Church in New York City.

A graduate of Yale Divinity School (’08) and the University of Chicago (’05), Rev. Flippin previously served as the first pastor of color at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church in Cos Cob, Connecticut, which officially affiliated with the LGBT rights movement during her tenure.

This year, Rev. Flippin was selected as one of twenty outstanding young clergy throughout the country to participate in the Lewis Fellows leadership development initiative out of Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C.

In her annual conference, she currently serves in leadership roles on the Commission on Religion and Race, working for racial equality, and Methodists in New Directions, working toward full rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in the United Methodist Church.

She maintains close family and church ties to both Taiwan and the American Midwest and enjoys life in Manhattan with her husband and two eccentric cats.

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Mar 25, 2013

I think it would be nice to start the day with a story. A love story. It begins once upon a time in the West Village at a restaurant called Portofino. Edith Windsor was in her early 30s, working at NYU in the ground-breaking computer programming industry. The year was 1963. Edith was about to embark on a promising career with IBM, but she knew something was missing in her life. So she asked her friend to take her "where the lesbians go." She ended up at Portofino and was introduced to a young psychologist named Thea Spyer.

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