Many common acronyms -- for example, AA -- can mean different things in different situations.
The Craigslist community does not maintain an authoritative dictionary of common terms, so you'll need to read the post or ad in its entirety to infer the abbreviation's context.
While down-low-gay is someone who is a closet gay man.
Using a content analysis of more than 170 articles written between 20, sociologist Richard N. concluded that the media pathologized black bisexual men's behavior while either ignoring or sympathizing with white bisexual men's similar actions.
His study examines DL discourses closely, while also exploring how DL men handle masculinity and sexuality.
In 2008 writer Terrance Dean published his memoir: Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment industry—from Music to Hollywood where he discusses his own experience being down-low in the industry as well as others in the industry who are also down-low.
There have always been men – black and white – who have had secret sexual lives with men.
But the creation of an organized, underground subculture largely made up of black men who otherwise live straight lives is a phenomenon of the last decade...According to a study published in the Journal of Bisexuality, "[t]he Down Low is a lifestyle predominately practiced by young, urban Black men who have sex with other men and women, yet do not identify as gay or bisexual." In this context, "being on the Down Low" is more than just men having sex with men in secret, or a variant of closeted homosexuality or bisexuality — it is a sexual identity that is, at least partly, defined by its "cult of masculinity" and its rejection of what is perceived as white culture (including white LGBT culture) and terms.Rejecting a gay culture they perceive as white and effeminate, many black men have settled on a new identity, with its own vocabulary and customs and its own name: Down Low.Most date or marry women and engage sexually with men they meet only in anonymous settings like bathhouses and parks or through the Internet.Many of these men are young and from the inner city, where they live in a hypermasculine thug culture.By the end of the year, numerous major media outlets had reported on the down-low.