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Presbyterian Church Ordains First Out Lesbian Minister

Katie RicksPost submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Katie Ricks became the first out lesbian ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian church this past Sunday. Ricks ministers at the Church of Reconciliation in North Carolina and has a five-year old daughter with her partner of 11 years. According to the Advocate, Ricks said:

“This is bigger than Katie Ricks. It’s even bigger than the Presbyterian Church…[it’s a part of the church’s] witness to the greater world.”

Read the Advocate’s full piece.

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