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**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**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....

Title : Steven Petrow's Complete GayLesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life
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ISBN : 9780761156703
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
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Steven Petrow's Complete GayLesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life Reviews

  • Lyndz
    2019-05-04 13:44

    Steven Petrow deserves a pat on the back from the GLBTQ community! If there was ever going to be a handbook for being gay, this would be it. The book kicks itself off by addressing all the complications, insecurities, problems, and possible hostile situations that ‘coming out’ can churn up AND how to deal with them tactfully, politely and first and foremost how to keep yourself safe. I kept saying to myself “where was this book when I was coming out?” As the Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners progresses, it addresses a full gambit of situations from the everyday, like how much to tip whom, to the once in a lifetime like marriage/commitment ceremonies – what to wear to one, what to gift, and how to plan one. It addresses employment rights and GLBT related laws in different states. Including adoption, Civil Unions, sexual harassment, and discrimination. I love the great list of Gay/Lesbian friendly travel destinations. Petrow even went into an entire chapter about sex, which I found refreshing. This book has prompted me to get the ball rolling on the paperwork that I have been putting off to protect my partner, myself, and our home should something ever happen to either of us. Petrow’s voice and humor made this an enjoyable experience. I loved the “Straight talk” and the “Queeries”.I devoured the information that was put into this book. And I give it 5 stars because I know that this book is going to come in handy for the future.Thank you GoodReads and Workman Publishing Company for the free copy of this great book. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Giselle
    2019-05-21 13:51

    I won this book through goodreads first-reads! LGBT people learned long ago that "one size does not fit all." Having been the exception to many, many rules, they know how important it is to have a set of standards and rules that uniquely fit them and their lives and loves. Petrow does this with experience, warmth, wit and knowledge in a way that few others would dare try.

  • Beka
    2019-05-04 19:01

    This book was a very informative read even for friends, family and allies of the LGBT community. I won the book in the giveaway, and didn't want to take it on vacation with me, as it will probably be given to one of my husband's best buddies as a gift (with full disclosure, of course). I found the advice in this book to be extremely comprehensive and down to earth. Common sense, good manners and kindness seem to be Mr. Petrow's guides to how comport oneself, and I think those rules should apply to everyone. Add to that his knowledge of LGBT needs, his sense of social justice, and a good sprinkling of humor, and it makes for a very good read in what could have been a dull book. For example, he points out that when you move in with someone of the same sex you could think you've hit the jackpot and got an instantly doubled wardrobe. That had never occurred to me. But, not so fast! That could be stepping on your partner's toes (not to mention bringing up memories of sibling rivalry). Some people's identities are very wrapped up in their sense of style, and it is also just plain polite to ask first and to respect others' boundaries. Unexpected twists like that made me smile, and the no-nonsense reminders about pre-nuptial agreements and living wills and so forth were just good thinking.I highly recommend this book. A must for the LGBT library. Can't wait to share it!

  • Cher
    2019-04-27 19:54

    I didn't feel much of his book was helpful regarding manners. It was more of a "survival guide" or "how to" to various situations gay men might find themselves in. When he tried to talk about lesbians, it seemed clear to me that he had no idea what they are about, and I was wondering why he bothered to include them in this book.His comment that you should also say "thank you" to anyone who does oral on you was just the weirdest thing ever. I'm like: "Thank you"? What sort of terrible lover says thank you and then fails to reciprocate or keep the energy flowing with something else. "Thank you" is like: "Okay, shoo now, trick."

  • Darlene
    2019-05-02 20:44

    Cool! I won this through First-Reads on GoodReads. I look forward to reading it. *** Received July 3, 2011. Looks like a fun read! *** I actually liked this book enough to pass it on to friends to read. Then I bought the Kindle edition so I could enjoy it in my own time. This is a book for everyone to read. It leads to understanding. It teaches us respectful ways to enjoy each other's company, regardless of orientation. I will give a better review on the Kindle version. That review will be here soon.

  • L_manning
    2019-04-28 14:04

    I found this to be a pretty interesting read. There were a lot of things that I felt were pretty obvious for anyone regardless of sexual orientation. However, there were also some things that I had never thought of. Everything was clear and concise. There were many real life examples. I think this book gives really good ideas of how to deal with many social situations whether you are GLBT or just someone who wants to be as polite and supportive as possible. Book won on Goodreads.

  • Darlene
    2019-05-16 14:02

    Cool! I won this through First-Reads on GoodReads. I look forward to reading it.***Received today. Looks like a fun read!***I actually liked this book enough to give it to friends to read. Then I bought the Kindle edition so I could enjoy it in my own time.This is a book for everyone to read. It leads to understanding. It teaches us respectful ways to enjoy each other's company, regardless of orientation. I will give a better review on the Kindle version.

  • Marty
    2019-05-04 15:02

    There is nothing extraordinary about this book. No special insights.

  • Archie  Bongiovanni
    2019-05-23 17:40

    A nice coffee table book, interesting and fun to read. Most advice is pretty straight-forward but is a good resource for allies.

  • Saya
    2019-05-25 14:57

    Nice ethics book for the socially awkward.

  • Caitlin
    2019-05-02 16:50

    I won this book in a good reads contest. I'm looking forward to reading this book and hopefully gainning new persepctive