Basically I'm Gay

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:
twitter.com/danielhowell
instagram.com/danielhowell
facebook.com/danisnotonfire
And subscribe to my channel! it-stream.com/den-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 it-stream.com/den-AmazingPhil for production assistance.
Art by Hector aka 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 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:
youngminds.org.uk/
www.samaritans.org/
papyrus-uk.org/
www.stonewall.org.uk/
www.hrc.org/
www.thetrevorproject.org/
www.trevorspace.org/
switchboard.lgbt/
minus18.org.au/
www.glaad.org/transgender
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Commenti

  • BigWeeb
    BigWeeb

    Why is no one talking about his jacket?!

    Minuto fa
  • BigWeeb
    BigWeeb

    This is suprisingly funny

    14 minuti fa
  • Robin Belle
    Robin Belle

    this is for me btw 22:18

    Ora fa
  • Ceri Passmore
    Ceri Passmore

    IS DAN STILL ALLLLIVE????!!!!!!

    2 ore fa
  • Kiara Green
    Kiara Green

    I love you for you DAN! SO PROUD OF YOU~

    3 ore fa
  • Sam
    Sam

    A tol boi from London

    4 ore fa
  • slightly obsessed with Dallon Weekes
    slightly obsessed with Dallon Weekes

    This makes me want to punch every homophobic person in the face.

    18 ore fa
  • Shaniqua Miller
    Shaniqua Miller

    I'm pans

    22 ore fa
  • yumyum
    yumyum

    💖💖💖💖

    Giorno fa
  • brendonisthesoulvoice
    brendonisthesoulvoice

    so proud!! 🏳‍🌈🏳‍🌈

    Giorno fa
  • Alex Werner
    Alex Werner

    man I wish I could give a video multiple thumbs up

    Giorno fa
  • Pansexual Trash
    Pansexual Trash

    I'm Dan Howell and thank you for listening to my Ted Talk😂

    Giorno fa
  • AnimalWild223
    AnimalWild223

    How dare 46k people dislike this video if you dont like it dont watch it

    Giorno fa
  • AnimalWild223
    AnimalWild223

    I hate those bullies. They had no right to hurt someone for something they couldnt control.

    Giorno fa
  • AnimalWild223
    AnimalWild223

    "Are you OKAY, 1990s"

    Giorno fa
  • Eevee Awesomeness
    Eevee Awesomeness

    He so Fucking Cute Love you Dan

    Giorno fa
  • Madison Shankles
    Madison Shankles

    I looked up I'm already Tracer.

    Giorno fa
  • E E
    E E

    @Madison Shankles I still don't know what this means

    3 ore fa
  • Madison Shankles
    Madison Shankles

    @E E I looked up the meme 'I'm already tracer and this popped up. Like what the heck?

    3 ore fa
  • E E
    E E

    what?

    3 ore fa
  • AshTheGamer1037 -
    AshTheGamer1037 -

    My mind LIVES in the gutter, love your videos, you keep me semi-sane❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

    2 giorni fa
  • Rosa Lee
    Rosa Lee

    Dan..... This is the first video I've ever seen of yours. And I already think you're adorable lol. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I'm glad you found yourself, and I'm sorry that your school life was so horrid *hugs*

    2 giorni fa
  • Iris Rolain
    Iris Rolain

    catch me rewatching this for the 372289493th time

    2 giorni fa
  • Kylah Blossom
    Kylah Blossom

    *Ah shit, here we go again...*

    2 giorni fa
  • blacked out peach
    blacked out peach

    You don't look a day over 17 babe👏🏽

    2 giorni fa
  • Δηgει
    Δηgει

    We knew

    2 giorni fa
  • E E
    E E

    lmao you're scared to reply you've been.shut down sorry

    3 ore fa
  • Hayden Rozier
    Hayden Rozier

    After this... I'm even more happy that Dan and Phil found each other. :,)

    2 giorni fa
  • Eva Abbott
    Eva Abbott

    me watching Contrapoints' new video: huh, Oscar Wilde sounds familiar....

    2 giorni fa
  • abbie
    abbie

    are we not going to talk about the black sequin jacket

    3 giorni fa
  • Amanda Chapman
    Amanda Chapman

    DAN G NOTED MEEEEEEEEEE😂😭😭😭😭😭🏳️‍🌈

    3 giorni fa
  • JuliaBug
    JuliaBug

    Now we know where he got this format from....contrapoints omfg hi how are yOu?

    3 giorni fa
  • Big Yikes
    Big Yikes

    Only Dan can make 45 minutes feel like 10

    3 giorni fa
  • VoiD
    VoiD

    Trust me, we knew

    3 giorni fa
  • E E
    E E

    lmao every saying we knew and getting shut down is the funniest thing

    3 ore fa
  • Ruby Red
    Ruby Red

    Wow congrats, do you want a cookie? 24:57

    Giorno fa
  • Maria
    Maria

    Andddd I'm back to rewatching this again

    3 giorni fa
  • Perfecto Benny
    Perfecto Benny

    1 million likes! Congrats!

    3 giorni fa
  • Debbie Frye
    Debbie Frye

    Thank God you are still here! Keep being you :)

    4 giorni fa
  • deo bi
    deo bi

    ok bitch now come back

    4 giorni fa
  • Abhipsha Sahu
    Abhipsha Sahu

    same, I miss his videos :/

    5 ore fa
  • Dannyboy1012 Tv
    Dannyboy1012 Tv

    This video in one sentence....... me

    4 giorni fa
  • [Shalom Felix]
    [Shalom Felix]

    **sees title** Me: same

    4 giorni fa
  • Ava Maldonado
    Ava Maldonado

    who else wanna c dan with colourful hair

    4 giorni fa
  • Phantom Black
    Phantom Black

    Back here again for the nth time

    4 giorni fa
  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach

    12th :)

    2 giorni fa
  • selome yared
    selome yared

    always be supporting ya 💓💓💗.

    4 giorni fa
  • Simone :D
    Simone :D

    Ya I did that whole watching this everyday till he uploads but I have pretty much given up at this point 😂

    5 giorni fa
  • Ella Bradley
    Ella Bradley

    And obviously we were more that friends” Me: hipxfzdtDutsfiyxfvguoviphvyifuistuodrytiodrodrousofofudgpidgp i want them to be together again. Like, TOGETHER together i hope they still are

    5 giorni fa
  • Emily May
    Emily May

    When he says "Literally" at 19:53 you can tell he's trying not to cry and it kills me

    5 giorni fa
  • Paulina
    Paulina

    OMG. I'm so sorry for all the bullying you had to endure and so glad that you are still here! I'm proud of you.

    5 giorni fa
  • Emily May
    Emily May

    I know he seems so cheerful and witty about it but it makes me so sad how bullied he was.

    5 giorni fa
  • YoKaz
    YoKaz

    Ew🤢🤮

    5 giorni fa
  • Robin Belle
    Robin Belle

    lmao look in the fucking mirror bitch, he’s more successful and happy than you’ll ever be💀

    Ora fa
  • E E
    E E

    *when you post a disgusting comment get shut down multiple times then get scared to come into contact with phannies again*

    3 ore fa
  • Ruby Red
    Ruby Red

    Fuck off

    2 giorni fa
  • PIG
    PIG

    Ew not being accepting of other people’s differences 🤢🤮

    4 giorni fa
  • idk idc
    idk idc

    Um how ??

    5 giorni fa
  • Alex Sac
    Alex Sac

    You deserved better, society failed u and u found light. Hope u come back to IT-stream❤️

    5 giorni fa
  • Lily Trasler
    Lily Trasler

    *looks at formless blob* ...wow. that me.

    5 giorni fa
  • Natalie Klotzbeacher
    Natalie Klotzbeacher

    ☃️☃️☃️☃️ me wanting to hug him so much because I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud and grateful of someone’s existence and You cannot believe how much good you have done for me and others. Thank you

    5 giorni fa
  • Natalie Klotzbeacher
    Natalie Klotzbeacher

    I’m rewatching it. Again. The 39th time. Because I miss his voice.

    5 giorni fa
  • Elizabeth Bolton
    Elizabeth Bolton

    Is that dude the reason you don't like your neck touched?? I bet I'm wrong but still, it is a very sad thought.

    5 giorni fa
  • Darren Clarke
    Darren Clarke

    Second or third time I've watched this and a lot to relate to, I saw the same and much worse. Thanks Dan, an insight to your journey. I hope everything is better going forward.

    6 giorni fa
  • Stina Johansson
    Stina Johansson

    Did my homework while watching this and didn't even play forward ⏩

    6 giorni fa
  • Karinimi
    Karinimi

    Thank you for this emotional video and thank you for fighting and staying alive.

    6 giorni fa
  • dani gibson
    dani gibson

    Les Mia reference at 3:55

    6 giorni fa
  • _ HuffleProud _
    _ HuffleProud _

    Wtf we were all right lol

    6 giorni fa
  • char bar
    char bar

    I told my mum but she forgot so I have the stress all over again😭😭😭

    6 giorni fa
  • KITTY
    KITTY

    good story but a bit long i must say

    6 giorni fa
  • Robin Belle
    Robin Belle

    KITTY don’t watch it then, if you don’t wanna sit and listen to someone’s very important life story, don’t

    Ora fa
  • Atalie :D
    Atalie :D

    -totallynotonmyrecomended-

    6 giorni fa
  • taylor milano
    taylor milano

    I miss you

    6 giorni fa
  • Known Nowhere
    Known Nowhere

    I, watching this 4 months later, still cry because of this

    7 giorni fa