Basically I'm Gay

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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:

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.


Handel - Messiah
Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
Schubert - Ave Maria

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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💬 Comments on the video

Ok but he could literally do a TED talk. Please can he do a TED talk

Author — Marilyn15


dan: *says something incredibly dark and sad*

*two seconds later*

*fireworks and fingerguns*

Author — brenda


if you think i’m watching a 45 minute video of a guy who i haven’t watched in you’re right

Author — Liza Merz


Time Stamps

❤️ Chapter One - The Word 2:08
🧡 Chapter Two - Feelings 9:35
💛 Chapter Three - Internalized Oppression 16:50
💚 Chapter Four - Labels 31:52
💙 Chapter Five - Fear 38:57
💜 The End 45:09

Author — Laurynn Kraemer


The 13th of June is officially Dan Howell Day

Author — Bonnie Davies


All of the dislikes are the upset girls that thought they’d end up with Dan one day 😂

Author — Kasey Rice


-tati’s 43 minute video-
-james charles’ 42 minute video-

_dans 45 minute video_ ✔️

Author — toaster



i never want him to make this face again, to know what Dan looks like when hes genuinely sad is absolutely heartbreaking.

Author — driedworms


Dan : when I was a young boy my father....
Dan :
Me : well damn...

Author — Weirdo Gal03


Half of the Phanbase is LGBTQ+. Boi. We'll accept you no matter what.

Author — emw 16


So I'm intersex (XY chromosomes with female characteristics) and I've determined that my gender is internal screaming.

Author — Lydia The Tattooed Lady


daniel howell and eugene yang being the most iconic in 2019

Author — Clorox Bleach


those 45 thousands of dislikes are here, bc people didn't see they're pressing wrong button through tears

Author — dan's sneeze


All the dislikes are Dan's grandma because he hasn't gotten her the ipad yet

Author — Hannah


“sorry I give off mixed

im _versatile_ ”

I- wow

Author — Shuh Duvugup


No one:

No one at all:

Me: cries the 12th time watching this

Author — MySmolBeanAcademia


This was the first Dan video I ever saw and now I’ve subscribed to anything that he has ever done (and Phil) and watched too many videos😂
And now I’m coming back to where I began because I love this video so much

Author — Annie Harding


*"I have big hands with very wide reach..."*


*"...for playing piano, **-you fricking-** get your mind out of the gutter!!"*


Author — Mxstiecal_ X


The hardest part of this video for dan was probably including the clip of hello internet

Author — Lily Hudson


*A R E W E G O N N A F U C K*

Edit: Over 180 likes?

Author — Jake Bello