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Steven Petrow

Columnist, CivilitiesNorth Carolina

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Civilities columnist Steven Petrow takes your questions on LGBT and straight social dilemmas

  • Aug 9, 2016

Civilities| For many, a wedding is a wedding and marriage is marriage no matter the sexes or the political platforms.

  • Jul 25, 2016

CIVILITIES | Petrow looks at the tensions in the LGBT community when it comes to race.

  • Jul 13, 2016

Civilities columnist Steven Petrow takes your questions on LGBT and straight social dilemmas

  • Jul 5, 2016

Cancer at age 26 led him to rethink life. Now he watched his mother do the same.

  • Jun 27, 2016

Civilities columnist Steven Petrow takes your questions on LGBT and straight social dilemmas

  • Jun 21, 2016

After the Orlando shooting, many worry their foes, and friends, don’t understand their fears.

  • Jun 20, 2016

The latest and most horrific atttack on the LGBT community won’t paralyze or stop it.

  • Jun 12, 2016

Civilities: Steven Petrow sat down with Obergefell just weeks before the one year anniversary to talk marriage, bathroom bills and life after “decision day.”

  • Jun 9, 2016

With the TV remake of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and a CBS series, Cox is helping draw attention to the T in LGBT.

  • May 19, 2016
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About
Steven Petrow is a respected journalist and the go-to source for modern manners, as cited by The New York Times, People, Time, and NPR. His usually gentle, often humorous, but always insightful advice has made him a nationally recognized expert. In addition to his five etiquette books, Petrow writes the "Civilities" column for The Washington Post; as well as "Manners Hero" for Parade and "Medical Manners" for Everyday Health. Previously, he penned The New York Times's "Civil Behavior" column. He's a former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.

For more information visit his site stevenpetrow.com or follow him at facebook.com/stevenpetrow and twitter.com/stevenpetrow.

Latest book

Steven Petrow's Complete Gay and Lesbian Manners For Every Occasion

More information at gaymanners.com.
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