Based on the express "keeping it on the down
low," the term "downlowing" refers to a casual, and at the same
time, secret, homosexual relationship, typically between black or latino men in small social gatherings - such as card games. Many of the men who participate
in "downlowing" do not consider themselves gay, and many even have families.
Felix invited me to play dominoes with him and the boys this weekend, but I was told
there's a lot of downlowing going on at those
games, so I declined.