Basically I'm Gay

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Daniel Howell

Daniel Howell

개월 전

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! (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 for production assistance.
Art by Hector aka
Handel - Messiah
Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
Schubert - Ave Maria
Additional Music by Kevin Macleod
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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Ryan Pace
Ryan Pace 8 시간 전
I have never seen one of your videos but im here to show support you do you. Be proud of you.
terrenceswiff 9 시간 전
Strong video, dude.
Mi SS 9 시간 전
This is literally the best video of the internet so far. We love you, Dan! Thank you for everything ♥️
Under Dog
Under Dog 10 시간 전
Alexios Likes PATD and MCR don’t judge me
Alexios Likes PATD and MCR don’t judge me 10 시간 전
I freaked out when he played Welcome To The Black Parade at 2:12 cuz that’s like my favorite song ever
Hello fellow internet dweller!
Hello fellow internet dweller! 11 시간 전
Sweetie, masculinity is *still* so, so fragile.
C J 12 시간 전
Rewatching and I am *sobbing*
felicity capstick
felicity capstick 9 시간 전
Jay The Blue Gamer
Jay The Blue Gamer 12 시간 전
You, dear, are an inspiration. Thank you so much for posting this!
The Orange Mustache
The Orange Mustache 13 시간 전
💖💜💙 those are my colours
dollbaby cosmetics
dollbaby cosmetics 14 시간 전
I am so PROUD and happy for him to feel comfortable with us to speak about this
Jon Snor
Jon Snor 14 시간 전
Mental health awareness. And emo style the the only thing i actually like about emo culture, if not too bad, it cant be that bad, the hair.
Jon Snor
Jon Snor 14 시간 전
Great video, with humor no less and it dresses all kind of issues why humans arent always great. Words arent enough to discribe it. The right opinion has a video full of praises nd analyting it for this video if you want positive earnest attention in another video, and see yoursel star in a youtube documentary.
Man of Cubes Destroyer of 4th Dimensional beings
Man of Cubes Destroyer of 4th Dimensional beings 14 시간 전
caroline henley
caroline henley 15 시간 전
A brief flashback to when we all died Some light evening viewing then :)
Emma loves Pretty odd
Emma loves Pretty odd 15 시간 전
I love you but I hate that you g noted me Dan
yndestar 07
yndestar 07 17 시간 전
Thake you fre caling me brave
FantasyFire 17 시간 전
Thank you.
blueberry folf
blueberry folf 18 시간 전
Hey I found you by imallexx and I'm sorry for the stuff being spread around about you but I fully support you
Lucy Hampshire
Lucy Hampshire 19 시간 전
I don’t usually watch long videos, but I would watch Dan’s 45 minute long videos any day. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Nijay Sivarajan
Nijay Sivarajan 19 시간 전
I fkin knew it
Lydia The Tattooed Lady
Lydia The Tattooed Lady 21 시간 전
So I'm intersex (XY chromosomes with female characteristics) and I've determined that my gender is internal screaming.
Shahari Pudding
Shahari Pudding 22 시간 전
I’m so glad you’re still here...and I’m glad I’m here too. I’m glad we both failed and took a second change at life, and I’m so glad that you’re sharing your life with us. In so many ways I feel like you’re a slightly older version of me, and you inspire me to hang in there.
Jay Marble
Jay Marble 23 시간 전
A year without uploading
Jay Marble
Jay Marble 23 시간 전
Simone :D
Simone :D 일 전
Wait so are we gonna get another video If you deprive a hamster of water for a while then give it a tone of water in one go then take the water away the hamster is gonna be sad but it still wants water...what am i saying...can we have another video soon please 😂 also I’m still so proud of you🙃
madam marika matrushka
madam marika matrushka 일 전
Taebooteh on dat Gucci belt
Taebooteh on dat Gucci belt 일 전
31:11 god I fucking love this 💕
Seeking Happy
Seeking Happy 일 전
Congratulations! 💖
peachy luv
peachy luv 일 전
38:28 your welcome ❤️
Aaron Hildebrand
Aaron Hildebrand 일 전
I cant even describe how much I identify with dan in this video. I'm not somebody who is a huge fan of their stuff. I think I will be watching more of his and Phil's videos. So articulate is this video that it's almost philosophical (pun intended.)
Coneyco Official
Coneyco Official 일 전
I thought he was British
Maddi 일 전
whoops guess i’ve got 45k new people to fight
Strawberries And cream
Strawberries And cream 일 전
Maddi should i join
bluefragment 일 전
dan: **comes out** youtube: **removes from restricted mode**
Anna Music
Anna Music 일 전
Every time I re-watch this my emotions get the best of me and I am so proud of you dan! I wish you didn't have to suffer for so long and you know what, you are the greatest man ever! We love you and the video Daniel!💖
Stefania Popaluca
Stefania Popaluca 일 전
Dan is a beautiful storyteller.
Panic! Trash
Panic! Trash 일 전
“What Phil and I had was special” “What Phil and I *HAD* was special” *now wait a diddly darn second*
Benjane Gesek
Benjane Gesek 일 전
But he also said I trustED them I dont think the past tense matters.
Nihilistic Jenzie
Nihilistic Jenzie 일 전
me watching this for the fourth time now:
Better day andresen
Better day andresen 일 전
I'm glad I'm not the only one fearing my labels a bit... Like do we really need labels tho? Thanks Dan, I'm glad you are finally ready to open up and accept yourself ❤️
TKTurbo 일 전
I thought you were lesbian
Buckey 일 전
I thought he was American
Mark and Sean are my life
Mark and Sean are my life 일 전
I'm so sorry for ruining the mood but Dan's nails look so nice
Sabrina Broadnax
Sabrina Broadnax 일 전
Bruh ive been searching the comments i havent seen anyone talk about him saying he is versatile that had me a lil shook
Helen L.
Helen L. 일 전
Constanza Bartoli Pinero
Constanza Bartoli Pinero 일 전
When he said “and to all the closeted people” i started crying
Charlotte Phillips
Charlotte Phillips 일 전
Dan you really helped me even though I feel I still can't tell people but thank you 💖💘
ejs12 34
ejs12 34 일 전
Hi thanks for giving me a shoutout! Formless blobs rise up! Also thank you for the video and your opinion because we share the same one 👍👌
Sara Jovcic
Sara Jovcic 일 전
When will he start aploading every week or maybe even once a month and not once a fucking year.😂😂😂
reiny days
reiny days 19 시간 전
When he is comfortable and ready.
Aniket Soni
Aniket Soni 일 전
Ngl this is entertaining as well as VERY educating as it tells about the privileges you've had, ly Dan
Angelica 일 전
i'm comfortable wearing heels fuck off
Art In Here
Art In Here 2 일 전
댄!!!저는 한국 팬이에요🇰🇷. 한국에는 아직 팬이 많이 없지만, 점점 번역이 달린 영상이 늘고 있어요! 저는 자존감과 우울증과 관련된 문제로 힘든 시간을 보내고 있었는데 당신의 영상을 발견하고 힘을 내게 되었어요. 제가 겪고 있는 문제가 저 스스로든 다른 사람들에게든 비난받아야 할 것이 아니라는 것을 깨달았어요. 댄 정말 고마워요. 전 영원히 당신의 팬이에요. 그리고 이렇게 용기를 내 주어서 감사해요. 많은 사람들이 당신의 영상을 보고 비난받을까봐 두려워 했던 것들이 서로 존중하고 이해하고 감싸주어야 했던 것임을 알고 용기를 낼 수 있을 거예요!
Jess Clark
Jess Clark 2 일 전
I honestly could say so much right now, this video has helped me come to terms with my own identity and struggles so much. I won’t write a full paragraph cause I’ll probably start crying but I’m sending so much love and respect your way dan. You are an inspiration (as cliche as that sounds but I don’t even care) Thankyou so much for everything that you do
Anna Without
Anna Without 2 일 전
0:32 Time to kill myself
Kari M
Kari M 2 일 전
💗💗💗💗💗💗✨ this video still touches my heart as deeply as when i watched it the day it was posted 🤧💫💞
Emily Joyce Chesser
Emily Joyce Chesser 2 일 전
I don't know shite about shite mood and love the jacket you work it
Annie Harding
Annie Harding 2 일 전
This was the first Dan video I ever saw and now I’ve subscribed to anything that he has ever done (and Phil) and watched too many videos😂 And now I’m coming back to where I began because I love this video so much
reiny days
reiny days 19 시간 전
Welcome to the cult, enjoy your stay! :)
Cierra Michael
Cierra Michael 일 전
Annie Harding same
Lexi Quesada
Lexi Quesada 2 일 전
I love you so much dan. This made me happy about what I am. Thank you🖤
Anastasia Karpelevich
Anastasia Karpelevich 2 일 전
so I wanted to name our children Henry and Holly unfortunately...
Thomas Sutton
Thomas Sutton 2 일 전
_captaintreavor_ 2 일 전
I'm so proud of you 😭
Nate Strayhorn
Nate Strayhorn 2 일 전
This nigbruh looks like woody from toy story
dan's sneeze
dan's sneeze 2 일 전
those 45 thousands of dislikes are here, bc people didn't see they're pressing wrong button through tears
jojo k
jojo k 2 일 전
oml where were u my whole life
Leah Tiemann
Leah Tiemann 2 일 전
I like how this is actually a genuine video talking about a serious topic while also being funny at the same time
Lila T
Lila T 2 일 전
Lila T
Lila T 2 일 전
dan: a tol boi from England coming to theaters near you
ViViSenpai ViViChan
ViViSenpai ViViChan 2 일 전
Dude... the 1900s... man...
Camila Grgicevic
Camila Grgicevic 2 일 전
Thank you, Dan. I don't know what to say but to thank you for having the courage to share this part of yourself with us. Be sure that you are helping lots of formless blobs out there that are only looking for someone to relate to. I never thought I'd find someone who feels exactly as I do, and, honestly, it makes me feel less alone in this terrifying world. I'm so proud of you and hope you are doing okay. You don't owe us anything, but you did owe yourself to live your truth, because there is nothing more filling than expressing who you truly are. I'm glad you've decided to do it.
Hello Hello Hello Hello
Hello Hello Hello Hello 2 일 전
I’m crying. I was already crying (and laughing) from the video.
Cierra Michael
Cierra Michael 2 일 전
This was the first of his videos I watched, I’ve been missing out.
Griffin Writes
Griffin Writes 2 일 전
Cierra Michael yes you have
Camila Grgicevic
Camila Grgicevic 2 일 전
Here I am rewatching this entire video for the third time and I regret nothing
faloopsinarb 2 일 전
mckenna adams
mckenna adams 18 시간 전
calm down. he'll post when hes ready.
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