Basically I'm Gay

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Daniel Howell

Daniel Howell

Hace 3 meses

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:

basically i’m gaybasicallyi’mgay

Harry Potter
Harry Potter Hace 6 horas
Yeah, we noticed. Proud of you Dan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
prettyquiche Hace 7 horas
i'm also a disgusting pervert.
Ved Lyme
Ved Lyme Hace un hora
Um you’re homophobic?
Samylle Silva
Samylle Silva Hace 11 horas
Jocelyn Anderson
Jocelyn Anderson Hace 12 horas
ugh so brave I fucking love you I'm so glad you've made it through this journey!!!
Ozzie Aimbot
Ozzie Aimbot Hace 19 horas
Plot twist
steph smith
steph smith Hace 21 un hora
i am lost for words. thank you dan, for everything.
Captain Burrito
Captain Burrito Hace un día
Join the near 1million likes club And that deep dan
LightsCameraKami Hace un día
I wish I could like this again *sigh*
Permanently Exhausted Pidgeon
Permanently Exhausted Pidgeon Hace un día
Thank you.
diana quispe
diana quispe Hace un día
Quien habla español ? Pero les encanta daniel howell y amazingphill
sad _sis
sad _sis Hace un día
Here’s the timestamp for all of people that didn’t want to watch all 45 minutes (idk why you wouldn’t want to watch all of it but okay) 38:35
holohane Hace 2 días
Hey dannnnnnn can u kick the homophobic asses of most my class,🏳️‍🌈
Laura van den Ouden
Laura van den Ouden Hace 2 días
You said that there’s always hope, but I don’t know if that’s true. I don’t want to live. I feel horrible all the time. My mind is always conflicted. You said time changes everything, but even if that’s true it will take me a long time of suffering before I might feel happy again. I don’t have anything to live for. You said one person can make all the difference, but even if someone will eventually love me romantically I won’t be able to love myself. I can’t do it. I don’t want to survive and struggle for a long time before I will finally have something or someone I live for. You’ll probably never see this, but thank you Dan and Phil for distracting me when I felt horrible. I will go to London on holiday around April or May somewhere so I might be able to meet you and Phil, if I’m still alive by then.
Henry Banks
Henry Banks Hace un día
Please don’t lose hope. Everything will be okay. You will be okay.
chutney chut434
chutney chut434 Hace 2 días
2:12 KILLED ME !!
Chicken Head
Chicken Head Hace 2 días
Petition to get Dan to cover Welcome To The Black Parade
JustAddSprinklz Hace 2 días
What a masterpiece! I'm so proud of you!
Liam Pittman
Liam Pittman Hace 2 días
you did good boo and itll be ok
*FoxLunar* Hace 2 días
123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p
123UnicornRose /Abby:3:p Hace 2 días
38:34 The whole video you’re welcome
_______TheAmazing_______ Hace 2 días
We miss dil
XxMolten WolfxX
XxMolten WolfxX Hace 2 días
I thought you were american
Honor Macdonald
Honor Macdonald Hace 3 días
Agressive pricks with chode ties Why is that literally every boy at my school RIP me
Mimi Kitty
Mimi Kitty Hace 3 días
dont worry im lesbian
Garbage Boi 9,000
Garbage Boi 9,000 Hace 12 horas
Thought you were american
Joe Cipriano
Joe Cipriano Hace 3 días
You sound like a hypocrite
Joe Cipriano
Joe Cipriano Hace 25 minutos
@Abril De la rosa idc about my grammar or how your twisting my words around....what if this someone elses moment and Dan is whitewashing it...stop telling me what i mean....i think that anyone that talks about a true to theyre life moment the should call the person out...
Abril De la rosa
Abril De la rosa Hace 18 horas
Joe Cipriano saying he sounds like a hypocrite very intensely implies he is one. And if you really did not want to start an argument, why reply to me?
Joe Cipriano
Joe Cipriano Hace 18 horas
Actually I didn't call him a hypocrite I said that he sounded like one not that he was every second of the day and I don't care about my punctuation and I'm not in school so if you want to put periods commas in an
Abril De la rosa
Abril De la rosa Hace 18 horas
@Joe Cipriano Dude please watch the grammar. There was literally no full stops in any of your arguments. In an earlier comment, you described being a hypocrite as "believing two wrong make a right" which, clearly is not correct, as the correct definition of the word hypocrisy, is "the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.". Secondly, If you had better thing to do than start arguments over the internet, why would you comment "Dan is a hypocrite"? Last of all, do you really think he would care to message someone back about calling him a hypocrite? I sincerely hope your day is as pleasant as you are. Ps. Calling someone clue homie homie homie Bobo sounds very much like you are a 4th grader.
C Eastep
C Eastep Hace 3 días
yeah we knew already
syd Hace 2 horas
@Garbage Boi 9,000 me or them
Garbage Boi 9,000
Garbage Boi 9,000 Hace 12 horas
You seem like a very annoying person.
C Eastep
C Eastep Hace 20 horas
@syd oh well the vid was 45 min long not gonna watch the whole thing
syd Hace 20 horas
@C Eastep well he specifically said that saying you 'knew already' is really disrespectful as it undermines his whole point.
C Eastep
C Eastep Hace un día
@syd hell no
Rae Collin
Rae Collin Hace 3 días
Thank you
Furoki Hace 3 días
Dan i kinda feel yer a pos for hiding this for so long
Maya Zulf
Maya Zulf Hace 3 días
Think about what you’ve said for a minute.
Jordan B
Jordan B Hace 3 días
I'm legit so mad you haven't tried to Amazon those Body of Christ cookies.
eryn gresham
eryn gresham Hace 3 días
45 minutes to tell us something we already knew... this is why you are consistently my favorite ESwomenr
Garbage Boi 9,000
Garbage Boi 9,000 Hace 12 horas
Did you watch the the video? He specifically asked people not to say that, as it undermines his entire point. If you respect him, you should respect his requests.
Djack55 Hace 3 días
it’s been 3 months...
1-800-EW Hace 3 días
Hey it’s been 3 months how we doin Dannies
Spacey Jakey
Spacey Jakey Hace 3 días
Can you tell us about the “sexy emo Halloween costume” story now 😂
Beatriz Basile
Beatriz Basile Hace 3 días
I'm glad for you, Dan! I've been watching your videos for so long, and seeing you accepting yourself is a relief and makes me proud! lots of love!
Ravven Gacha
Ravven Gacha Hace 3 días
Do I love this? Y E S Did I cry while watching it? Y Y A A S S
Astrid Hace 3 días
Let’s not fuck trolls they don’t deserve that kind of pleasure lmao
theH isntsilent
theH isntsilent Hace 4 días
“Generally, I can handle a lot. I have big hands, with a very wide reach. FOR PLAYING PIANO YOU FUCKIN- *GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER* “
Elena  Silvestri
Elena Silvestri Hace 4 días
24:24 shawn mendes
Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray Hace 4 días
32:08 and they did figure it out lmao
Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray Hace 4 días
10:50 my friend paused the video and started crying at that line. thank you dan for being youtube's mcr as you use your words and stories to help others feel less alone❤
Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray Hace 4 días
been 3 months and here i am trying to watch it for a 3rd time while everyone else is at 30
That Odd Turtle
That Odd Turtle Hace 4 días
This video has helped so much, every time I can’t deal with existence, I watch this video again. This is the most rewatched video I’ve watched on youtube lmao 😂
Alexandra Childers
Alexandra Childers Hace 4 días
3:41-3:58 of the first internet support group
Kaitlyn Coffman
Kaitlyn Coffman Hace 4 días
Whomever disliked this may go kindly fuck themselves. Thank you.
Ellie Hace 5 días
Rewatching this for the 3rd time. I connect with this so much and I'm so proud of you for making this.
I dn u
:D Hace 5 días
3 month anniversary and still as beautiful as always ❤ He is finally comfortable with himself and its amazing to see him so happy and fulfilled :))
Mylou Hedwig
Mylou Hedwig Hace 5 días
Aaahh so close to a million likes
Arianah Stewart
Arianah Stewart Hace 5 días
Who else was curious about where he made this video
Maya Zulf
Maya Zulf Hace 3 días
The same void as PhilosophyTube and Contrapoints.
LetsTalkBeauty Hace 5 días
did you know that there is a book about you anda amazingphil
nixuccubus Hace un día
the amazing book is not on fire
Satan's Dog
Satan's Dog Hace 2 días
katlin colson
katlin colson Hace 5 días
can we have a dan and pil spooky week this october? i love you
GachaAlex :3
GachaAlex :3 Hace 5 días
All those dislikes are people who need a knife to their head, to make them more *open minded*
Peter Ordinary
Peter Ordinary Hace 5 días
Who the fuck is this guy and how’d he end up on my feed? This guy doesn’t know shit.
nixuccubus Hace un día
and you do?
Abril De la rosa
Abril De la rosa Hace un día
What do you mean???
Amelia Hitchcock
Amelia Hitchcock Hace 5 días
I HAVE RISSEN FORMLESS BLOBS FORM AN ARMY!! WE GOT THIS BLOBBYS 😂 I’m so tired I have watched this 15 times cuz I’m so proud of him
Izzy Fackrell
Izzy Fackrell Hace 5 días
46k don't like this??
Raegan Elizabeth
Raegan Elizabeth Hace 5 días
Homophobic bitches
Jas Rigg
Jas Rigg Hace 6 días
As a teacher I am horrified and disgusted that people who are literally employed to protect you let you go through this... As educators and care providers we need to do more as I can’t even say this doesn’t happen anymore. We need to do so much better as a whole system than we are currently doing.
retiredmeme Hace 6 días
can you please do a podcast
Braylee Marlowe
Braylee Marlowe Hace 6 días
To the people who disliked this video I am here to eat your shoulders
Alex Mar
Alex Mar Hace 6 días
this is the seventh time i've watched this hmph
Bunch O' Fruits
Bunch O' Fruits Hace 6 días
2:10 My Chemical Romance FOREVERRRR
Nanika Nane
Nanika Nane Hace 7 días
Welcome to the Rainbow-Group :)
sarah cooley
sarah cooley Hace 7 días
Your jacket is super sparkly and amazing:O
TreeManTheGreat Hace 7 días
I used to be bullied. I didn’t tell anyone about it though. But once, my best friend saw this happening, and literally gave the guy bullying me a black eye. That was the last time I was bullied.
Cuptain Capcake04
Cuptain Capcake04 Hace 7 días
Hazel Rolands
Hazel Rolands Hace 7 días
Thank you.
Dead Eden
Dead Eden Hace 7 días
basically, hes happy
Cotton Candy Bunny !!!!!!!!
Cotton Candy Bunny !!!!!!!! Hace 7 días
The title of this vid is what I tell people when they ask about my crush lol😂😂😂
Raegan Elizabeth
Raegan Elizabeth Hace 5 días
I'm pansexual and NOBODY knows what it means
Star Brightz
Star Brightz Hace 7 días
I luv you little bean!
Reagan 118
Reagan 118 Hace 7 días
I have watched this video so much and every time I cry and feel so touched
Xavier Pérez
Xavier Pérez Hace 7 días
I mean, is anyone surprised?
Satan's Dog
Satan's Dog Hace 2 días
I mean, what did you gain from saying that?
78Crunchyforever Hace 5 días
Did you watch the video?
Kemal Üge
Kemal Üge Hace 7 días
make new video
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