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Beyond the down low : sex, lies, and denial in Black America

Author: Keith Boykin
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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A leading commentator on race and homosexuality takes on the phenomenon of sex on the "down low" in the black community--the covert practice of gay sex by married black men who are in denial about their sexual proclivities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Boykin
ISBN: 0786714344 9780786714346
OCLC Number: 57246086
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A thousand different meanings --
Ch. 2. Since the beginning of time --
Ch. 3. Everybody's doing it --
Ch. 4. It's not just a Black thing --
Ch. 5. When a disease becomes an excuse --
Ch. 6. Down low detectives --
Ch. 7. Victims and villains --
Ch. 8. Seven deadly lies and other myths --
Ch. 9. Never underestimate the power of a woman --
Ch. 10. Black men : married, in jail, or gay? --
Ch. 11. Homothugs, helmets and hip hop --
Ch. 12. Let's talk about sex --
Ch. 13. Can I get a witness? --
Ch. 14. Sick and tired of being sick and tired --
Ch. 15. Love and fear.
Responsibility: Keith Boykin ; foreword by E. Lynn Harris.

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A leading commentator on race and homosexuality takes on the phenomenon of sex on the "down low" in the black community--the covert practice of gay sex by married black men who are in denial about their sexual proclivities.

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