Do You Know ‘How To Be Gay’?


Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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4 Responses

  1. Tom Janus says:

    Great piece Sly..It’s good to see a more in depth review of Halperin’s book. Some of his thoughts remind me of someone who’s straight speaking for the far right. I agree…it’s asinine.

  2. David Halperin says:

    Hi, Sly! Didn’t your mother tell you not to believe everything you read in the papers? Check out my book, not the reviews, and then see if you still think it’s so silly. Best wishes, David Halperin

    • Sly says:

      Hey David, thank you for taking the time out to respond. Firstly, yes my mother taught me quite well and to not read more into things that may not be there. But what else are we to ascertain with the title of the book is about teaching how someone is gay. If these is not so, please feel free to clarify to our readers. Do you not believe that gay men are dominantly influenced by culture of pop icons and feminine characteristics?

      • Hi, Sly! Sorry to be slow to respond. My book is an effort to specify what the relation might be between sexuality and cultural form. Being gay seems to involve more than just sex — but why? I try to figure that out. I look at the way hierarchies of gender and sexuality pervade our culture. Thanks for your interest, and all the best, David

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