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.
Some resources and charities for anyone who needs support or wants to learn more:


  • Why is this 45 mins long?

  • did anyone else notice that in each chapter the lighting was a color from the rainbow in order? love that

  • "would you like a fuck?"

  • And obviously, we were more than friends. Me: wait...wait.... wait

  • So proud!


  • Beautiful. 🏳️‍🌈

  • Are the fanfics real?

  • “im so glad i failed” thank you, for the confidence to stay clean tonight

  • Only a few more to go till 10 million viewers

  • How tf was this 4 months ago???

  • aw babes i’m glad you’re doing better now, we all love you!

  • Half of these views are mine from when I'm feeling down

  • I will never get over this video. I will come back over and over again, if I feel that the world is too much, or I can't find my place, suffering, or feeling trapped. The most important things I learned, I did from this video, and from you, in general, so if I need a little lead, a little advice, or a home, I will come back to you Dan. Thank you for being my home.

  • This is only my second time watching but I'm certainly going to craft again

  • THE G NOTE WHHHHYYYY 😭 Totally support you and all but come on! At least give me a warning

  • 19:54 a fast way to cry

  • no one: dan: comes out and doesnt post for 4 months

    • Lmao thats all he needed

  • watching this for the 14th time i still find new things where im like. GOD YES YOU'RE SO RIGHT THANK YOU

  • Little dan was a model!!😂

  • 9:29 literally my life quote

  • Unrelated but the shades of black he’s wearing are quite aesthetically pleasing to me *because they actually match*

  • Lesbonians are at full power on Halloween

  • *I’m literally going to scream and cry it’s like midnight a few months later someone help me please*

  • *Jesus Christ Dan, where did you go?*

  • TRUE

  • What happened to dan?

    • Travelling and doing stuff with his family, ik he is actually back home now I would assume, but he does post a bit on other social media

  • WHY WAS THIS THE 15th OPTION WHEN I SEARCHED “fuck the tree grinch”

  • Thank you

  • This is probably the best video on the internet

  • 19:40 Turn on captions :(

  • Proud formless blob! ✊🏼

  • *BIG SIGH* ugghhh i love you

  • I love his voice

  • Oh my god this is the fourth time i’m watching this and i cri everytim No but tbh thank you dan this is one of the bravest things i have ever seen and you’ve really helped me a lot -a smol lesbian

  • Did not need to be g noted


  • my bff: *being worried because theres rumours about me being lesbian at school (which are true) and she doesnt want to me to being fully out because I might spiral into depression and self-hatred because of the homophobes* me: lmao yay some spoicy drama yeet

  • It’s Dan and Phils 10 year anniversary :)

  • Did Dan’s granny ever get her iPad back


  • I absolutely love this. Such a good message of a heavy topic expressed in a kind hearted comical way. 💕

  • Am I the only one who watches this everyday

  • Stunning and brave.

  • Hello, I'm back again. Enjoy this. 🍹

  • Instead of doing my homework I’m watching this for the 57th time

  • 38:36 The moment that made us all proud. 🏳️‍🌈

    • raine Melted marshmallows...

    • Josh isn’t real t e r r i f i e d

    • raine *”josh isn’t real, remember?”*

    • your username triggered my fight or flight

  • 22:20 !!!!!!fhfjfjfjyvurooudwvkdhdjfh !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • *hugs Dan* Im proud of you

  • it’s 4am and i’m having a crisis so i’m back here

  • Alright time to cuddle up in blankets and be unproductive as I cry my heart out

  • Dan “let’s go behind the bike shed and row a boat”

  • why are there so many dislikes? I dont understand why people can hate on this. I understand some people are homophobic, but seriously, Dan had to work up the courage to post this video. Support him, Dan, i support you, we all love you xx

  • This is the first time i ever saw this guy but wow this video was great, i love his humor and the way he told this sad sad story, i don't know how to feel now but i watched this whole video by this guy i have never seen and i loved it, thank you and sorry you had to go through all this

  • I know I'll get shot down for this but I get more a kick out of watching my copy of the V day video now knowing 100% it's legit.

  • yeehaw i love this man

  • Omg this made me cry, all the emotions and feelings in your story is everything I am feeling right now

  • Daniel Howell, you beautiful, beautiful human ♥ I guess I care about your happiness more than mine, so you better be happy ^_^ You should know how much your strength means to some awkward, slightly bipolar person in another continent, who is writing her second comment ever. And if I ever do something with my life, I owe it to people like you.

  • no ones gonna talk about how he said controversy