Basically I'm Gay

Ajoutée 13 juin 2019
Let me tell you a queer little story about a boy named Dan.
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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.
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  • This makes me want to punch every homophobic person in the face.

  • I'm pans

  • 💖💖💖💖

  • so proud!! 🏳‍🌈🏳‍🌈

  • man I wish I could give a video multiple thumbs up

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

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

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

  • "Are you OKAY, 1990s"

  • He so Fucking Cute Love you Dan

  • I looked up I'm already Tracer.

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

  • 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*

  • catch me rewatching this for the 372289493th time

  • *Ah shit, here we go again...*

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

  • We knew

    • Can you not? He specifically said in the video that he doesn't want a bunch of people saying "they knew" because of stereotypes, because this took a lot of courage for him. 24:32

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

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

  • are we not going to talk about the black sequin jacket


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

  • Only Dan can make 45 minutes feel like 10

  • Trust me, we knew

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

  • Andddd I'm back to rewatching this again

  • 1 million likes! Congrats!

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

  • ok bitch now come back

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

  • **sees title** Me: same

  • who else wanna c dan with colourful hair

  • Back here again for the nth time

  • always be supporting ya 💓💓💗.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Ew🤢🤮

    • Fuck off

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

    • Um how ??

    • lmao what??

  • You deserved better, society failed u and u found light. Hope u come back to FR-tv❤️

  • *looks at formless blob* that me.

  • ☃️☃️☃️☃️ 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Les Mia reference at 3:55

  • Wtf we were all right lol

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

  • good story but a bit long i must say

  • -totallynotonmyrecomended-

  • I miss you

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

  • 1 million likes, finally.

  • Nobody: Absolutely nobody: Not even my dog: Fans: who's the giver, who's the taker 😉😏

    • Did you actually see someone say that bc I’m ready to fight

  • Non-binarys should be the formless blobs, cause people ask “are you a boy or a girl” we go. “N o”

  • My favourite word ever: CLUSTERFUCK

  • you're not dead, so thats a good thing, welcome back maybe?

  • now we wait for another video... but so proud of u :)