About Steven Petrow

steven petrowSteven Petrow is the former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and the author of six books, including “The Essential Book of Gay Manners & Etiquette.”

Name: Steven Petrow

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About Steven Petrow

Steven Petrow is especially well-suited as an etiquette guide to this new century. In addition to writing The Essential Book of Gay Manners & Etiquette, he now pens columns for the Huffington Post, Out.com, and The Advocate on such matters. More to the point, he’s currently buried in the process of writing an entirely new book of manners for our community (Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: LGBT Advice for Dating, Sex, Coming Out, Marriage and All the Rest) combining Emily Post’s practical and encyclopedic approach with the voice—and wit—of Miss Manners. The new book (and its companion site, GayManners.com) speak to the entire LGBT community, plus our straight friends and allies, too.

The former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, Steven Petrow has held senior editorial positions with Wired, Life, Fitness, Time Inc., and Waterfront Media — and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, the Washington Post Writers’ Syndicate, and The Advocate. His previous books include Dancing Against the Darkness (Macmillan, 1990); When Someone You Know has AIDS (Crown, 1993); The HIV Drug Book (Pocket, 1995); The Essential Book of Gay Manners and Etiquette (HarperCollins, 1995) and The Lost Hamptons (Arcadia, 2004).

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Petrow is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Smithsonian Institution, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Weymouth Center for the Humanities and the Arts. Petrow appeared for more than a decade as a “talking head” on San Francisco’s popular PBS-TV station, KQED, and has gone on several multi-city tours, appearing on NBC’s “Today” Show, CNN, Fox News, and National Public Radio.

Published Work:

To see all of Steven’s published work, please visit his website, Gay & Lesbian Manners.