Journalist Steven Petrow is one of America’s foremost authorities on etiquette and manners and has carved out a niche in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) market. He is the author of The Essential Book of Gay Manners and Etiquette , the LGBT bestseller published by HarperCollins. He’s currently the Huffington Post’s manners columnist. Petrow’s monthly column, “ Queeries,” is syndicated in more than two-dozen national newspapers and Web sites.
An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, Petrow started his career at The Wall Street Journal, and has since held senior editorial positions at Life Magazine, HotWired (Wired Magazine), Longevity Magazine (General Media), and Everyday Health (Everyday Health, Inc.). Petrow has published work in the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, the Advocate, Yahoo! Shine and the Daily Beast. He is also the former president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Petrow’s previous books include Dancing Against the Darkness (Macmillan, 1990); When Someone You Know Has AIDS (Crown, 1993); The HIV Drug Book (Pocket, 1995); and The Lost Hamptons (Arcadia, 2004). His next full-length book is Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: LGBT Advice for Dating, Sex, Coming Out, Marriage and All the Rest to be published by Workman Publishing in Spring 2011.  In 2009, he launched the Web site www.gayandlesbianmanners.com, which offers his unique brand of advice on manners questions the LGBT community faces on a daily basis. He holds a Bachelors degree from Duke University, an MA and C.Phil from the University of California, Berkeley.
Petrow is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Webby and those from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center.