the down low

the down low

and the DL
the information or explanation; the lowdown. (Streets.) Give me the haps. What the down low?
See also: down, low
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BET NEWS SPECIAL - THE DOWN LOW EXPOSED PREMIERE: Tuesday, March 28 @ 10 p.
Passing for straight: Brothers who secretly have sex with men explain their attraction, plus women talk about the price of loving a man on the down low.
Attempting to counteract some sensationalized reporting on this phenomenon--such as the notion that the down low is exclusively the province of African-American men--the book became a bestseller that refocused the debate on "the DL.
Much of what has been written about the down low has been typically racist in its dialogue around black male sexuality, though it has traded in a white female victim for a black one.
Black Men on the Down Low Spread HIV/AIDS at Same Rate as Non-Down Low Men
They're not about to break up with us, but they do seem inclined to keep their affection on the down low.
In a new book that's stirring up controversy in the often homophobic black community, On the Down Low, author J.
Even with the increased media attention, health groups are fighting an uphill battle to convince men on the down low to practice safer sex.
He shows us how anger about the spread of HIV and AIDS to "straight" women is wrongfully misdirected to men on the down low.
King, the African-American author of On the Down Low, who claims he is not gay because "gay is white" ["Lowdown on the Down Low," May 25].
Formerly a ghetto expression for any activity done on the sly or in secret, the down low has evidently become an entire lifestyle that has blossomed while white America's back was turned.
King is speaking his truth in On the Down Low, and I applaud him.