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:
    twitter.com/danielhowell
    instagram.com/danielhowell
    facebook.com/danisnotonfire
    And subscribe to my channel! bluestem.info/user/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 bluestem.info/user/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/
    samaritans.org/
    papyrus-uk.org/
    stonewall.org.uk/
    hrc.org/
    thetrevorproject.org/
    trevorspace.org/
    switchboard.lgbt/
    minus18.org.au/
    glaad.org/transgender
    mermaidsuk.org.uk/
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Comments • 126 274

  • Lilliana147
    Lilliana147  2 hours back

    I had to watch this 4 times because the first time it was 4 in the morning and I didn’t want to wake people up, the second time I laughed at the jokes and was actually listening, the third time I got distracted by his jacket, and then now because I actually need to watch it without being distracted.

    • lily t
      lily t  2 hours back

      most children? evil pieces of s h i t

      • Exodus In.
        Exodus In.  2 hours back

        9:20 Damn, that was some wattpad s hit

        • Adriana Z
          Adriana Z  2 hours back

          It’s been a month and I’ve watched this absolute gift of a video so many times that I have around half of it committed to memory

          • Hailey Smith
            Hailey Smith  3 hours back

            All the dislikes are that bully and his parents.

            • strychnidin bliss
              strychnidin bliss  3 hours back

              thank you broski this helped me a lot ok also I love that jacket so much where did he get it

              • Louis Feirman
                Louis Feirman  3 hours back

                You were a theater kid 🥳

                • caitlin rogers
                  caitlin rogers  3 hours back

                  Can't believe I've watched this video four times all the way through already 🖤🖤

                  • Unholygrail
                    Unholygrail  4 hours back

                    Now he's dead for another Millennia

                    • TurtleFromSaturn
                      TurtleFromSaturn  4 hours back

                      Who are the 45k people who disliked this. Seriously.

                      • Dusty is a moron
                        Dusty is a moron  5 hours back

                        Then puberty hapend *EXPLOSIONS*

                        • wise fox
                          wise fox  7 hours back

                          9:35 👏I am here 👏 for this👏 and 👏you 👏probably👏 are 👏too.

                          • Melynie Brown
                            Melynie Brown  7 hours back

                            That's all you had to say.. to confirm the OBVIOUS. 😯

                            • KAMLOYALTY
                              KAMLOYALTY  7 hours back

                              😂😂😂😂😂😂I still love u

                              • Lucy love
                                Lucy love  9 hours back

                                .THIS. .VIDEO. .IS. .THE. .MOST.
                                .ICONIC. .THING. .ON. .THE.
                                .INTERNET. .

                                • Elle Burton
                                  Elle Burton  9 hours back

                                  I still cry at this god, i relate too much.

                                  • MrAtomicHero
                                    MrAtomicHero  11 hours back

                                    Wow who woulda guessed :o

                                    • Kaila Endrekson
                                      Kaila Endrekson  12 hours back

                                      Ugh

                                      • purpleoctopus cos
                                        purpleoctopus cos  13 hours back

                                        I am currently watching this for the uhh... I’ve lost count sorry 😅 (I’m prepared to cry again)

                                        • Misgudied Megan
                                          Misgudied Megan  13 hours back

                                          Shout out to the formless blobs

                                          • Tress Grey
                                            Tress Grey  13 hours back

                                            i've never been more proud i love you. i miss you

                                            • ChasmaHyena
                                              ChasmaHyena  14 hours back

                                              I hope everyone who disliked gets hit by a bus

                                              • Deku Is my child
                                                Deku Is my child  15 hours back

                                                I SAW THE TITLE AND FUCKING SPIT OUT MY OREOS

                                                • neko fox
                                                  neko fox  16 hours back

                                                  Dan i join you as a formless blob

                                                  • Jaehwa Mo
                                                    Jaehwa Mo  17 hours back

                                                    Me: *rewatching dan's dramatic video*



                                                    *Aw shit, Here we go again*

                                                    • Dino Quinn16
                                                      Dino Quinn16  17 hours back

                                                      im not crying you are😭❤️

                                                      • sara Griffin
                                                        sara Griffin  20 hours back

                                                        thank you, I found you via this video. // mirror // oediv siht aiv uoy dnuof i ,uoy knaht

                                                        • kindest kai
                                                          kindest kai  22 hours back

                                                          i hope you come back soon, dan. we miss and love you

                                                          • kindest kai
                                                            kindest kai  22 hours back

                                                            i support you so much and i feel so supported... thank you dan, thank you so much

                                                            • kindest kai
                                                              kindest kai  22 hours back

                                                              oh dan..... oh dan, dan dan...... i love you so much you're makin me cry man

                                                              • Hannah West
                                                                Hannah West  22 hours back

                                                                28:13 omg 😂😂

                                                                • kindest kai
                                                                  kindest kai  22 hours back

                                                                  im rewatching this and kinda crying? idk it didn't hit right the first time

                                                                  • valerie
                                                                    valerie  5 hours back

                                                                    yo i felt so numb when i watched this the first time but now im like 'oh oH OH' i guess it barely settled with us. been proud this entire time though :))

                                                                • Twenty One Pilots Queen
                                                                  Twenty One Pilots Queen  22 hours back

                                                                  OMG I CHOKED ON MY DR.PEPPER AT LEAST 100 TIMES..., Also why the g-note man not cool....Also also we support and love you Dan!

                                                                  • Hannah Kozlovic
                                                                    Hannah Kozlovic  1 days back

                                                                    I panicked at the YouTube when I heard the g note there

                                                                    • Hannah Kozlovic
                                                                      Hannah Kozlovic  1 days back

                                                                      Y’all who dislike this? I will not hesitate to replace your vitreous humour with hot ashphalt

                                                                      • just another account
                                                                        just another account  1 days back

                                                                        Basically we know

                                                                        • DaJanae Foreman
                                                                          DaJanae Foreman  1 days back

                                                                          22:17 you're welcome

                                                                          • elmo 13
                                                                            elmo 13  1 days back

                                                                            a year without uploading and he still makes me grin manically and cry every time i watch this video

                                                                            • BMX 3decoy
                                                                              BMX 3decoy  1 days back

                                                                              Are you sure?

                                                                              • Tamago Cosplays
                                                                                Tamago Cosplays  1 days back

                                                                                Oh CRAP I WAS WATCHUNG THIS AND AT 10:34 I STARTED LAUGHING BUT I HAD A E N T I R E LEMON CANDY IN MY MOURH AND I SWALLOWED IT AND NOW IM DEAD

                                                                                • Kitty Girl8432
                                                                                  Kitty Girl8432  1 days back

                                                                                  THE WAY HE PRONOUNCED LMAO I paused it and died XD it was also very heartwarming at the end but then dan said "now you can all fuck off and leave me alone" welp I died once more XD




                                                                                  and thank you so much for this dan you gave me a shit ton of confidence so thank you!

                                                                                  • FoxGames89 FoxGames89
                                                                                    FoxGames89 FoxGames89  1 days back

                                                                                    MCR YEEEET

                                                                                    • Jacey Chandler
                                                                                      Jacey Chandler  1 days back

                                                                                      i am so so proud of you! this video is the perfect balance of humour, information, seriousness and (most importantly) glitter. thank you.

                                                                                      • Kathryn Whiteford
                                                                                        Kathryn Whiteford  1 days back

                                                                                        Dan is the king of the internet.

                                                                                        • Hannah Waymon
                                                                                          Hannah Waymon  1 days back

                                                                                          WHERE WAS THIS VIDEO WHEN I WAS IN 8TH GRADE?!?!?!?

                                                                                          • Kawaai cow Kawaai
                                                                                            Kawaai cow Kawaai  1 days back

                                                                                            Next video Dan wears hills for the day pls

                                                                                            • Lil_Miss Lonely_Heart
                                                                                              Lil_Miss Lonely_Heart  2 days back

                                                                                              9,451,769 views. about 1/80 of these views are mine bc my ADHD ass can't focus. I got distracted by this man's BEAUTIFUL FUCKING FACE!! and his sparkly jacket... probably mostly the jacket. but also partially the face. and laughing at the jokes.

                                                                                              • Jake Walker
                                                                                                Jake Walker  2 days back

                                                                                                THE LIGHTING....

                                                                                                OMG and THE JACKETTT.....

                                                                                                YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
                                                                                                I LOVE IT

                                                                                                also big relatable, especially the label thing XO