Media Advisory: HRC Hosts Discussion with Acclaimed Journalist and Author Steven Petrow

by Ianthe Metzger

Discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, is excited to host celebrated columnist Steven Petrow at its headquarters on Thursday, October 9th 2014 at 7:00pm.

The author of “Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners,” Petrow has been addressing questions about LGBT and straight etiquette in his new column for The Washington Post titled, “Civilities” every other Tuesday, and is considered by many to be the go-to source for modern manners.

Dubbed “Mr. Manners”, he also writes "Your Digital Life" for USA Today and previously penned The New York Times' "Civil Behavior" column and "Digital Dilemmas" for Parade Magazine. Last month Petrow joined NPR’s All Things Considered for a discussion on what it means to be a man in America today, and led a Reddit AMA chat on “Modern Man Manners”.

The discussion will be moderated by The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and will be followed by a reception.

All media interested in attending should RSVP to Ianthe Metzger at ianthe.metzger@hrc.orgby Wednesday, October 8th.

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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


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