Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners

The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life

By Steven Petrow

With Sally Chew

Published by Workman Publishing Company

**In recognition of Quality, Excellence, and Design, this ebook has been granted a QED seal of approval from Digital Book World.**
Finally, the first big book of manners for the more than 15 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and Canada and the people who love them, work with them, and live with them. Written by Steven Petrow, the go-to authority on the subject—he’s the same-sex wedding expert at The New York Times and a columnist for The Huffington Post, Yahoo’s Shine, GayWeddings.com, and the “Q” Syndicate (with distribution to more than 100 LGBT newspapers and websites)—this is the definitive book of LGBT etiquette.

Encyclopedic in its approach, filled with practical wisdom, lively wit, and much insight, Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners covers everything: from coming out to being out in the workplace; from dealing with the joy and complexity of same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies (including how to propose and write meaningful vows) to handling the legal paperwork every couple needs. There’s a chapter on sex etiquette, and another on the challenges and opportunities of raising a family, plus sections on travel, bullying, entertaining, meeting new friends, introducing your partner to your family, a primer on gay pride, and so much more.

Throughout there are hundreds of questions—some posed by LGBT folk, and others by straight people: What do the mothers of two brides wear to a lesbian wedding? What do you say to an anti-gay joke? How do you answer “Who’s the father?” when there are two mothers?

Manners, yes, but with a twist.

$17.95 (US)

Product Details
Categories
Number of pages
448
Publication date
June 01, 2011
ISBN
9780761156703
Books also available at
Meet the Authors
Steven Petrow headshot

Steven Petrow

More about the author
Review quotes
How do you come out to your kid? When two men get married, who buys the engagement ring? ... Petrow dives into all these questions with thoughtful, measured advice. ...Ms. Post would approve.
Entertainment Weekly
How do you come out to your kid? When two men get married, who buys the engagement ring? ...  Petrow dives into all these questions with thoughtful, measured advice. ...Ms. Post would approve. —Entertainment Weekly
Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners helps gays and straights navigate the subtleties of the same-sex world.” —People
“Move over, Emily Post! When it comes to etiquette for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community—as well as their straight friends, family members and coworkers—author and journalist Steven Petrow is the authority.” —Time
“What could’ve easily become a novelty book has emerged as an exhaustively researched, essential resource thanks to advice columnist and etiquette expert Steven Petrow.” —The Advocate