Basically I’m Gay

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:

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://www.stonewall.org.uk/
https://www.hrc.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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27 Responses

  1. MayaLove says:

    So proud of you Dan 💜💜 what a strong moment, and you and Phil as soulmates is my very favorite thing

  2. Rae Rosé says:

    I am so glad you felt comfortable sharing this with us, even though you were never required to. We all love you no matter what. Love, the entire awkward family ❤

  3. Kaitlin Wong says:

    your hair is pretty!! 10/10 video quality, i’m so proud!

  4. Alex Luna says:

    38:35 a powerful move in Youtube history. I’m so proud!!! <3

  5. Obviously Fake Name says:

    ._.
    no one:
    absolutely no one:
    dan:
    YEET *whip*

  6. Rebekah Willes says:

    He a snacc
    He attac
    But most importantly,
    He finally come back😭😭

  7. Bibs says:

    welp you G-noted me and now im sad (jk still love ya)

  8. Biggiecheeseboi says:

    I am finally back from the kpop void to say: Dan, im so proud of you. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  9. Scooby says:

    A 45 minute video with no midrolls? We dont deserve dan.

  10. Sarah says:

    I cried. I laughed. But mostly I smiled like a cheesy proud mom. Dan, you and Phil where a big part of my teenage years, im 23 now, and I want to thank you for that. I am so proud and happy for you. <3

  11. Moa Mannerström says:

    dan for president, yea?
    who’s with me?

  12. Kylie Osborne says:

    #1 on trending yay he definitely deserves it😁
    Happy pride month

  13. ShaePeacockArt says:

    As someone who has also attempted to take my own life, I feel so proud of you. It is so unbelievably brave, and I am so glad you stuck around. And anyone reading this, I’m glad you’re still here, too.

  14. Emmalee Bullington says:

    Me: Expecting a real emotional video perhaps some tears

    Dan: facetious comments, sarcasm, and brutally honest facts

  15. adam mac says:

    “People are born as they are and have no say in it.”
    *- Grandma and Popsie 2019*
    (Don’t forget the iPad) 😂😂😂

  16. KatesInapropriateComments Lol says:

    This is my third time watching this video and I still haven’t processed that he posted it

  17. Vik says:

    happy pride!!🏳️‍🌈❤🧡💛💚💙💜 im so glad you shared your story thank u dan youre the best

  18. cvwm says:

    Dan is not on fire, but he’s definitely flaming now!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  19. PotatoDrawer Mask says:

    The way he talks about how Phil makes him feel is adorable

    I’m kind of crying right now

  20. Some Lonely Kid says:

    Dan: *Gets to #1 trending*

    Everyone: *Who tf is this*

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