Basically I'm Gay

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  • Published: 13 June 2019
  • 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:
    http://twitter.com/danielhowell
    http://instagram.com/danielhowell
    http://facebook.com/danisnotonfire
    And subscribe to my channel! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=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 http://youtube.com/AmazingPhil for production assistance.

    Art by Hector aka https://twitter.com/swatercolour

    Soundtrack:

    Handel - Messiah
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
    Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
    Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
    Schubert - Ave Maria

    Additional Music by Kevin Macleod http://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:

    https://youngminds.org.uk/
    https://www.samaritans.org/
    https://papyrus-uk.org/
    https://www.stonewall.org.uk/
    https://www.hrc.org/
    http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
    https://www.trevorspace.org/
    https://switchboard.lgbt/
    http://minus18.org.au/
    http://www.glaad.org/transgender
    https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/
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Comments • 126 957

  • Liz
    Liz  6 hours back

    and dan's last ever words on youtube were "fuck off and leave me alone"
    im jk rewatching this again now, nearly in tears, again, now.
    thank you again daniel
    truely
    still sending love <3

    • literally death
      literally death  9 hours back

      Reminds me how lucky I am

      • Aleck Nathan
        Aleck Nathan  10 hours back

        a masterpiece

        • Bronwen
          Bronwen  11 hours back

          watching this again months later and sobbing
          i’m so proud

          • Brighton Sheehan
            Brighton Sheehan  14 hours back

            5:35 "Back then" heh.. heheh. heh.......

            • ستتألم قليلاً

              يااااااخنييييييث

              • Jules
                Jules  1 days back

                ICONIC

                • Demi Rodrigues
                  Demi Rodrigues  1 days back

                  We miss you friend

                  • Natnizzle
                    Natnizzle  1 days back

                    You. Are. Amazing

                    • Smart Water
                      Smart Water  1 days back

                      Noel Miller’s race is still more confusing

                      • TackChild73 AND THE UNKNOWN

                        Dan. You are amazing :)

                        • Jiro
                          Jiro  2 days back

                          COME BACK

                          • _vani_
                            _vani_  2 days back

                            My hero. Thank you for making me feel comfortable with who I am.

                            • Yeeter Get yeeted
                              Yeeter Get yeeted  2 days back

                              Basically for views

                              • Paulina
                                Paulina  2 days back

                                When do you come back?

                                • Shinso Hitoshi
                                  Shinso Hitoshi  2 days back

                                  Thank you for sharing your story I’m so proud of you and this will help so many people 🖤luv ya dan

                                  • Anita Väli
                                    Anita Väli  2 days back

                                    this is giving off some contrapoints vibes

                                    • Abi Grace
                                      Abi Grace  2 days back

                                      okay... but youtube rewind. you missed out on this...i-

                                      • Ricardo Milos
                                        Ricardo Milos  2 days back

                                        Don't think of you any differently :)

                                        • Dominika Zaremba
                                          Dominika Zaremba  2 days back

                                          “could we fuck?”

                                          well i wish oop-

                                          • Lego Stop Motion
                                            Lego Stop Motion  2 days back

                                            When you’re out of video ideas...

                                            • My Defective Romance
                                              My Defective Romance  2 days back

                                              Is there any way I can like this,
                                              Like, like more?

                                              • Richie A
                                                Richie A  2 days back

                                                Yawn.

                                                • Seren Whiteside
                                                  Seren Whiteside  2 days back

                                                  38:35 is everything

                                                  • Natalia Madison
                                                    Natalia Madison  2 days back

                                                    God I love you so much.

                                                    • Natalia Madison
                                                      Natalia Madison  2 days back

                                                      God you are so fucking valid

                                                    • kayode phillips
                                                      kayode phillips  2 days back

                                                      You a cool guy daniel

                                                      • Skyler Ze
                                                        Skyler Ze  2 days back

                                                        When are you going to post again? I love your videos actually make one and shout me out please!🤗

                                                        • Jenny Osmond Kimball
                                                          Jenny Osmond Kimball  2 days back

                                                          “Literally” “I’m so glad I failed” this is heartbreaking because you were so close but you didn’t you are hope even if you don’t mean too you have come so far since then and that is incredibly encouraging because it got better and that is a message to all. And every single person that haas disliked this can go f themselves because they probably didn’t watch the entirety of it and don’t know how incredible this is.

                                                          • brianna merrill
                                                            brianna merrill  2 days back

                                                            i love you

                                                            • justswell
                                                              justswell  2 days back

                                                              wow i love him

                                                              • King o Funk
                                                                King o Funk  3 days back

                                                                We need dan again! It’s been 5 months... and counting

                                                                • Kavita Sarmah
                                                                  Kavita Sarmah  3 days back

                                                                  wonderful. lots of love x

                                                                  • JoeBree
                                                                    JoeBree  3 days back

                                                                    The most important thing I took from this is how Dan says “Controversy” at 35:12 Hahahaha

                                                                    • Barky
                                                                      Barky  3 days back

                                                                      thats how we say it ere in england

                                                                  • H R D
                                                                    H R D  3 days back

                                                                    if dan doesn't post in 2020 I'm going to freak out

                                                                  • Ann Coleman
                                                                    Ann Coleman  3 days back

                                                                    I love you and your personality dude keep it real 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

                                                                    • nervous loser
                                                                      nervous loser  3 days back

                                                                      Yea we know

                                                                      • Otilia
                                                                        Otilia  3 days back

                                                                        oh dan, how we miss you

                                                                        • vskillz96
                                                                          vskillz96  3 days back

                                                                          Lmao like who couldn't tell

                                                                          • Dr Agon
                                                                            Dr Agon  3 days back

                                                                            Month 5, I continue to stalk Dan's instagram. I wait silently letting him slowly move from his natural Habitat. I hope to lure him out by buying his merch and existential memes

                                                                            • Blyth Jones
                                                                              Blyth Jones  3 days back

                                                                              I've watched this a bunch bc I miss hearing his voice
                                                                              is that weird?

                                                                              • bella_ isn'tcool
                                                                                bella_ isn'tcool  3 days back

                                                                                Why is this not in YouTube rewind 2019? YouTube has failed me

                                                                                • Skyler Horne
                                                                                  Skyler Horne  3 days back

                                                                                  Each chapter the light changes

                                                                                  • Слава Слава
                                                                                    Слава Слава  3 days back

                                                                                    45 fucking minutes! Dude, I see you for the first time. How the hell did I watch this to the end?

                                                                                    • Mukuka Mbesha
                                                                                      Mukuka Mbesha  3 days back

                                                                                      *Basically, we love you.*

                                                                                      • Nick Gold
                                                                                        Nick Gold  4 days back

                                                                                        I’m a virgin

                                                                                        • Storm
                                                                                          Storm  4 days back

                                                                                          We miss you Dan! ❤️

                                                                                          • Tennis Official
                                                                                            Tennis Official  4 days back

                                                                                            How can people dislike this video