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Media Room | Steven Petrow's Gay and Lesbian Manners

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Steven Petrow’s best seller The Essential Book of Gay Manners and Etiquette (HarperCollins, 1995) remains the most complete and authoritative guide to coming out, the rules of courtship, planning a same-sex commitment ceremony, bringing baby on board, confronting homophobia, saying good-bye to a dying friend, and much more.

Coming soon: The Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: LGBT advice for dating, sex, coming out, marriage and all the rest (Workman). According to Petrow, “The new book combines the authority and scope of Emily Post with the wit and humor of Miss Manners. It’s for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people (and those who aren't quite sure), as well as straight folks. This is a more fluid, inclusive book to match our more fluid, inclusive times.” Petrow is widely sought after by the media as a manners expert and writes regularly for a number of national publications, including the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Salon,, and The Advocate.

On this page, you’ll find articles written by Petrow as well as broadcast and print interviews about his work.

Press Coverage

The New York Times
Gay Couples Confront Holiday Stress

Stationery That Rattles Etiquette

Etiquette: Is It Back?

North Carolina Public Radio (NPR affiliate)
NC Gay Pride 2009

Meet Steven Petrow

Same Sex Marriage and North Carolina

N.C. Pride

KQED (PBS affiliate)
Petrow made more than a dozen appearances on the award-winning news program, “This Week in Northern California.”

The Seattle Times
Amazon Denies It Censored Rankings

San Francisco Chronicle
PlanetOut Expands Its Universe

Daily News (NY)
Ken Mehlman, former Bush campaign chief, slammed by liberal bloggers after admitting he's gay

MIKE SLIPS UP ON GAY NUPS Voices support, then objects

The Advocate
Lesbian Reporters Removed from Marriage Beat After Marrying Each Other

Q-Notes, Interview, December 12
Merry Manners: Journalist, author Steven Petrow offers LGBT advice for the holiday season, prepares for new etiquette book

Out Front Colorado, Feature, December 30
Steven Petrow: essential etiquette for everyone

TAN Radio Network, "As I Am", Live, December 17
Steven Petrow— Gay Manners

ION Arizona
Etiquette with Steven Petrow

Feast of Fun
Surviving Valentine's Day

The BottomLine (Palm Springs)
Manners of the Heart

BlogtalkRadio: "All the Way In"
What does Valentine's Day mean if you're LGBT? (click on Multimedia, then All the Way In)

Steven's Writing

The Man in the Blue Coat

Daily Beast
First in the Fight Against AIDS: A Tribute to Edward M. Kennedy

Huffington Post
Joe Biden’s Tears

“That’s So Gay” Is Not So Funny

Remembering the Lessons of Harvey Milk

Where Did These Kids Come From?

The Advocate
Outing Closeted Legislators

The Independent Weekly
Julia Boseman won't back down

How to Wrap Your Head Around the Pregnant Man

They Shoot Gays, Don’t They?

Media Contact Information

For interviews with Steven Petrow or further information about his books or other work, please contact:

Courtney E. Greenhalgh
Workman Publishing
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Andrew Oldershaw
Fifteen Minutes Public Relations
310-560-3506 (cell)
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Gay MannersConfused about coming out, dating, sex, and love? Find all the answers here - makes a great reference guide for you, and a great gift for the straight people in your life who need a little guidance.

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