But often, they are erased for their sexuality or their gender. Gay folx been here. So, for those we do know—from Marsha P. Johnson to Jimmy Baldwin ; from Audre Lorde to Richard Nugent ; from Countee Cullen to Patrisse Cullors —we owe it to ourselves, to our community, to all of our children, gay and otherwise, to tell the whole story. The struggle for liberation continues, but that fight has always included black queer and trans people.
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This is the same argument that Robert Mugabe used to suppress the human rights of LGBT people in Zimbabwe; that the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, used when he signed the most dangerous law against LGBT people in the modern world; and that President Yoweri Museveni used in a ceremonial signing of the anti-gay bill in Uganda. I had to teach students about a history that is mostly unwritten. In digging up facts I found that, while many Africans say that homosexuality is un-African, African culture is no stranger to homosexual behaviours and acts. It might sound insulting and derogatory, however, the point is there is a word for the behaviour. Moreover, this is not a new word; it is as old as the Yoruba culture itself.
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Down-low is an African American slang term  that typically refers to a subculture of black men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men ; some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner s , they are married, or they are single. The term originated in the black community, and was originally used to describe "any kind of slick, secretive behavior, including infidelity in heterosexual relationships". According to a study published in the Journal of Bisexuality , "[t]he Down Low is a lifestyle predominately practiced by young, urban [b]lack 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.