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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They are keeping this on the down low and want everything to progress well before they can announce anything.
The model, 23, wore a huge rock on the red carpet and said: "I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while, so I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world.
Even if it is just a meet up on the down low, and makeup sessions in crowded nightclubs when they think no one is looking.
In the Eastbay, there are two spots offering salsa: Montero's Mexican Restaurant in Albany (on Fridays and Saturdays), and DJ Fab Fred's The Down Low in Berkeley (Wednesday nights), where the top bands play and the clubs are supported by locals and folks who drive in from outlying suburban cities.
While some AIDS advocates disagree, Evans says many of the men who attend these parties are on the down low and shun condoms because they associate using them with being unmasculine.
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.