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Today’s Dear Abby Column

Pauline Phillips, the original “Abigail Van Buren,” died last year at the age of 94.  Here is today’s advice from her daughter Jeanne Phillips, who has written the column since 2002. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors’ social whirl. Two couples in the ...

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Christianists Attack Dear Abby

Beloved advice columnist Pauline Phillips, whose Dear Abby was the first place many of us read positive mentions of gay people, passed away last week at the age of 94.  Today Christianist and anti-gay World Magazine republished a 2008 “study” which concludes that Phillips dispensed “dangerous advice” on the issue of sexual morality.  The study only examined Dear Abby columns ...

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Dear Abby Comes Out For MN Marriage

The Dear Abby advice column, which is now written by Abby’s daughter Jeanne Phillips, yesterday came out against Minnesota’s pending constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. My mother, Pauline Phillips, the founder of the Dear Abby column, taught me as a young girl that when we are faced with a tough decision that affects another person, it is important to consider ...

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Friendly Voices: Dear Abby

Jeanne Phillips, author of advice column Dear Abby, is being honored this week by PFLAG for coming out in support of same-sex marriage. Phillips’ mother, the original Abby, first brought PFLAG into the national consciousness in a 1984 column. PFLAG is giving Phillips their first ever “Straight For Equality” award. Phillips took over for her mother five years ago when ...

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