Basically I'm Gay

Publicat pe 13 iun. 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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  • Happy you could do this!!! Love you so much and can’t wait to see where you go!!💞💞

  • jeez that clap at 7:00. This is amazing work Dan, and well done!

  • I’m still coming back to watch this..

  • I love this. Thank you x

  • We're here for you Dan, through and through. You should feel comfortable with who you are.

  • emo phase is the best!!!!!! im still going through this phase and i LOVE IT!!

  • Don’t be afraid. We love you

  • How you bring light, humor, tell a story, and shine hope on people struggling all in one video

  • Phil, thank you. This is really relatable to me and I really appreciate you doing this.

  • Probably watched this like 30 times since he released this video. Yes im addicted

  • I’ve been going something very similar and honestly this video has helped sooooooo much

  • No one: ABSOLUTELY no one: Me: hmmm... I have to wake up early in the morning to undergo some torture that people like to call band camp. It's 11:27 at night. TIME TO WATCH A 45 MINUTE VIDEO!!!

  • "Im confused and sad and horny" i feel that man

  • I kept telling myself I'd watch this fully when it first cam eout and kept forgetting until now. But god this made me feel so guilty for being a huge phannie back in the day. To be fair I quit all that way back in 2014 when I realized shipping human beings is gross and messed up bc it does absolutely lead to the exact shit Dan mentioned. Overall this was such an amazing video and you have such a huge support behind you Dan!

  • Me 10:04

  • It’s OK HONEY! I love you and I’m always proud of you booboo

  • I am nowhere close age wise (older), but I relate so much. Many of the stuff you went through I did as well.

  • Yay Daniel! Way to go! Stay safe and be happy. You deserve it!


  • *"I have big hands with very wide reach..."* **silence** *"...for playing piano, **-you fricking-** get your mind out of the gutter!!"* 43:44

  • 9:37 Ava’s Demon theme comes on and that made me happy.

  • Why does this video have dislikes?!?

  • is dan in the dark void again. *DAN GET OUT OF THERE*

  • I got my friend to try on a pair of heels and he didn’t take them off for an hour he loved them so much. I agree with him though, heels are fun!

  • Where was this video three years ago when I needed it most 😭. Love you Dan! So happy for you ❤️

  • I love that he made this video in a sequinned jacket, it really tied it all together

  • I LOVE YOU._

  • 22:18

  • Ily ♡

  • Dude everyone knew it

  • *A R E W E G O N N A F U C K*

  • Everyone comes out at their own pace and you are of course welcome to the community.❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

  • 8:36 *related on a spiritual level my guy*

  • The world is pretty messed up with how people can think and how they treat others... Am glad things are better for you now :)

  • The 45k people who disliked might need a hug 😬

  • This is the best motivational speech I’ve ever heard

  • 11:09 isnt that felix in the victory song mv

  • 22:18

  • This touches so many issues. I wish this video could be seen by everyone. I didnt realize how bad school really is until my daughter started 3rd grade.

  • You are soooo well spoken boi 👏

  • Thank you for pronouncing lmao as “luh-ma-ow” and not “elle-em-ayy-ohh.” My friends tease me about saying it the way you do, so it’s a relief to see that my prononciation is valid (and superior). Also: hell yea!!! live your truth🌟

    • Saying it as elle em ayy ohh is a crime against humanity,,,

  • 18:30

  • 19:27 - 19:45 I’m intense sobbing, not only because of Dans attempt (but that made me cry for like 20 minutes so I had to pause the video) but because I’ve been in that situation multiple times

    • And I’m only 12

    • Fall Out! At my Green Chemical Piløts me too I have bad depression and it is bad

  • i love the intro so much

  • I find myself coming back to watch this video again and again, thank you so much for making this!

  • the fact that I already knew what a Greebo was is highly dissapointing

  • So this is obviously an amazing video but what I'm wondering a month later...are we gonna get bloopers?

  • Im gonna write what i think ab the video as i go threw I never knew id get the talk by dan Howell THE G NOTE Oh wow School sucks omg EMO PHASE YESS

  • Are you coming back soon we miss you so much but take as much time as you need, your happiness is the most important thing

  • _love u_