Basically I'm Gay

Daniel Howell
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Let me tell you a queer little story about a boy named Dan.
Follow me online to see the rest of my tale as it unfolds in real time:
And subscribe to my channel! ruvid.net/u-danisnotonfire (lol)
Content warning: this video contains far too much strong language and discussions of general sexuality, discriminatory language, bullying and an attempt on my own life. Otherwise totally appropriate for education, instilling good values in young children and my grandma who I will expect a disappointed text from.
Special thanks to ruvid.net/u-AmazingPhil for production assistance.
Art by Hector aka twitter.com/swatercolour
Handel - Messiah
Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
Schubert - Ave Maria
Additional Music by Kevin Macleod incompetech.com
Disclaimer - This video is just a starting point for me, what I felt was the bare minimum (ha) required for me to get this out there so I can move forward with my life, a mix of explanation, justification and opinion. It scratched the surface of several things I could have gone into more detail about, but the purpose of this was to be ..reasonably concise and above all entertaining. In the future, in the right places, I will surely talk much more about everything touched on in this video and more. It’s also likely that something will get misunderstood or misrepresented, perhaps from the way I phrased things or people assuming my thoughts on things that I didn’t specify. Also my story is just the truth of what happened to me and what I thought at certain points of time in my environment, good and bad - of course not my opinions today. So JUST to be clear my opinion on general sexual and gender identities are that everyone is valid and deserves equal rights and the freedom to exist. The only thing I don’t tolerate is intolerance. Cheers to an inevitable bright future, either because people become nice and the old people die or the sun explodes first lmao.
Some resources and charities for anyone who needs support or wants to learn more:


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Jun 13, 2019

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BlancRose2 Hour ago
9:37 Ava’s Demon theme comes on and that made me happy.
10OOXOO0 1
10OOXOO0 1 Hour ago
Why does this video have dislikes?!?
BOTO. / Bigger On The Outside.
is dan in the dark void again. *DAN GET OUT OF THERE*
Dancing CumberCookie
I got my friend to try on a pair of heels and he didn’t take them off for an hour he loved them so much. I agree with him though, heels are fun!
Flynn Murray
Flynn Murray 3 hours ago
Where was this video three years ago when I needed it most 😭. Love you Dan! So happy for you ❤️
somepersonnamed sophie
I love that he made this video in a sequinned jacket, it really tied it all together
Χρυσάνθη Β
Helen Yim
Helen Yim 4 hours ago
Bella Marietta
Bella Marietta 6 hours ago
Ily ♡
Rikistrikiis 6 hours ago
Dude everyone knew it
Jake Bello
Jake Bello 6 hours ago
*A R E W E G O N N A F U C K*
Queen Of the world
Queen Of the world 10 hours ago
Everyone comes out at their own pace and you are of course welcome to the community.❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
panduh boi
panduh boi 13 hours ago
8:36 *related on a spiritual level my guy*
Theresa W
Theresa W 13 hours ago
The world is pretty messed up with how people can think and how they treat others... Am glad things are better for you now :)
Brushes and Butterflies
The 45k people who disliked might need a hug 😬
Kaitlyn Apel
Kaitlyn Apel 17 hours ago
This is the best motivational speech I’ve ever heard
Just Saph
Just Saph 17 hours ago
11:09 isnt that felix in the victory song mv
Destiny Dynamite
Destiny Dynamite 18 hours ago
Livier07Arteaga 19 hours ago
This touches so many issues. I wish this video could be seen by everyone. I didnt realize how bad school really is until my daughter started 3rd grade.
Maddie 20 hours ago
You are soooo well spoken boi 👏
Lessac 21 hour ago
Thank you for pronouncing lmao as “luh-ma-ow” and not “elle-em-ayy-ohh.” My friends tease me about saying it the way you do, so it’s a relief to see that my prononciation is valid (and superior). Also: hell yea!!! live your truth🌟
such trash
such trash 3 hours ago
Saying it as elle em ayy ohh is a crime against humanity,,,
toxicsugarplum 21 hour ago
Fall Out! At my Green Chemical Piløts
19:27 - 19:45 I’m intense sobbing, not only because of Dans attempt (but that made me cry for like 20 minutes so I had to pause the video) but because I’ve been in that situation multiple times
Noah 15 hours ago
And I’m only 12
Noah 15 hours ago
Fall Out! At my Green Chemical Piløts me too I have bad depression and it is bad
TheCallousOne 23 hours ago
i love the intro so much
Rainbow123 Day ago
I find myself coming back to watch this video again and again, thank you so much for making this!
Kirstie Campbell
the fact that I already knew what a Greebo was is highly dissapointing
Heely Billy
Heely Billy Day ago
So this is obviously an amazing video but what I'm wondering a month later...are we gonna get bloopers?
leyli Day ago
Im gonna write what i think ab the video as i go threw I never knew id get the talk by dan Howell THE G NOTE Oh wow School sucks omg EMO PHASE YESS
Natalie A
Natalie A Day ago
Are you coming back soon we miss you so much but take as much time as you need, your happiness is the most important thing
_love u_
The Unknown
The Unknown Day ago
**doesnt post for another year**
Helen Vivet
Helen Vivet Day ago
thanks for helping me understand my unlabelled son
such trash
such trash 3 hours ago
We need more mothers like you, keeping an open mind and being willing to learn 💚
No Copyright Audio Music Library for Creator
nice, I think it is great keep sharing them =D thanks for this
Rachel Dunn
Rachel Dunn Day ago
I got SO many chills watching this... love you Dan. Thank you for all you've done for us. I hope you find happiness in all you do and all you are
Una Sebastian
Aw dan 😪 ure doing great
Marilyn15 Day ago
Ok but he could literally do a TED talk. Please can he do a TED talk
mia van Zijl
mia van Zijl Day ago
this was really great and supportive, but honestly, all i want is some more Golf With Friends content
Britney Thorns
Thank you so much for sharing your story.
sugarglowin Day ago
me coming from vidcons night of awesomeness
justin white
justin white Day ago
how long was phils vid...hmmmm
Courtney Alonso
Congratulations and welcome to the comunity❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈
Xyron YT
Xyron YT Day ago
Xyron YT
Xyron YT Day ago
Emma Carey
Emma Carey Day ago
I have watched this 8 times now
DurpyRainbow :P
Me during this whole video: *I wish this were a green screen and his head was floating.. teehee*
Chloe Baron
Chloe Baron Day ago
Omg I'm so happy for you Dan
Wolfey77 Day ago
Thanks Dan. Glad you feel ready and did this. It was beautiful 💜
Lizzy H
Lizzy H Day ago
Same. The whole labels part. Same story to a tee.
A Z Day ago
Am I crying after watching this for like the 7th time? Yes.
such trash
such trash 3 hours ago
Why are you me
why Day ago
its already been a month. Firstly, how. But in all seriousness, thank you so much for this video and your willingness to be completely open and honest with us. Its helped me in more way I can ever express.♡🌈
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