This Blog serves as a my online journal. I am a young urban professional black male who recently sought to discover my true sexual identity. I chose to call it “The DL Dude” simply because I wanted others outside of the LGBT community to read it. I know that sometimes the term “Down Low” can be offensive with in the Gay community but I hope that people will move beyond the title and read my entries. I pour out my heart totally! I am honest. I try to capture my true feelings and venture to a total place of honesty and sincerity. I have only pursued the feelings that I may like guys for the past 5 months. I have only had sex with one guy. We are in a relationship now. Each day (sometimes each hour) brings new fears, anxieties, frustrations, questions, answers, uncertainties, and worries. How will I tell my family? Will I tell them? What will they say? How will people treat me? How does being with a guy influence my manhood? How will people question my manhood? How will I protect my career? How will I protect myself? How will I protect the one who I now love? Can I really only stay with one guy forever considering he is my first everything? Will he leave? Will he find someone who is more ideal than I- taller, smarter, more $$$ or a bigger dick? Will I find someone I perceive to be a better match? Please check back often to follow the process that I take in becoming open and honest with myself. Please enjoy my journey.