|Editors Note 1
||Gay men are out in the world today as they have never been before. And they are faced with many new situations - difficult, uncomfortable, and frequently painful - that require guidance. Now, Steven Petrow, along with cowriter Nick Steele, has crafted a witty, wise, and informative guide for gay men everywhere, from urban singles to suburban couples, Gen X guys to baby boomers, and sweater queens to leathermen and activists. The Essential Book of Gay Manners and Etiquette is easy to use, fun to read, and loaded with information covering all aspects of gay life, both the joyous and the devastating, with everything from the rules of courtship to coming out, planning a commitment ceremony, confronting homophobia, and saying good-bye to a dying friend. This is a book that seeks to answer those questions concerning right and proper conduct for gay men, with intelligence and humor.