in the newspaper's June 2003 "Queer Issue," a controversial op-ed piece that questioned the relationship between HIV/AIDS and men "on the down low".
You find yourself walking down the street or in the mall. Rest assured knowing that you’re sure to meet many other bicurious or bisexual men just like you in our forums.
You see men with girlfriends or wives, and you can’t help but ask yourself, “Does he have these feelings? Know that we are here for you, even if it’s just to offer you a sympathetic ear.
To them, as to many blacks, that equates to being inherently masculine.
In his book Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America, Keith Boykin states that secret homosexual relations are not unique to African American men, and in fact occur in many societies and among all races.
Other DL men form romantic relationships with men and may even be peripheral participants in mainstream gay culture, all unknown to their colleagues and families.
Most DL men identify themselves not as gay or bisexual but first and foremost as black.
After all, a lot of us are either married or in a steady relationship; we cannot just turn our backs on those that we love.
However, please note that although we are not against guys getting together, this site is not a hook up joint for bi sex and that, much as our discussions explore the realm of human sexuality, this also is not a smut site.
Throughout the gay porn industry and internet networks, "down-low" quickly became a marketing term used to publicize pornographic movies, models, sex-clubs and social gatherings that included black and Latino men.