A male or female,
commonly of Asian decent (particularly Filipino)
who IS out of the closet,
but not necessarily OUT and OPEN,
regarding their sexuality,
tending to keep their homo/bi sexuality
on the "down low"
Most people classifying themselves as "downE"
tend to do so out of avoidance of
family-related, religion-related, culture-related,
or society-related reasons,
IE: Fearing persecution, or
not quite being ready,
or wanting to be,
completely OUT in the OPEN.
the 3 types of Non-Heterosexual people:
Out: completely open regarding sexuality, carefree, confident. Out people tend to be the sterotypical, flamboyant, but not always.
In: in the closet, denying their bi/homosexuality to themselves and others when it is obvious that they are NOT heterosexual
DownE: out of the closet, but still low key
about their sexual orientation, not as obvious as OUT people, usually takes people longer to figure out which way downE people truly "swing"
February 14, 2008