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:
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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:




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

    Lily HudsonLily Hudson17 часов назад
  • And who the F#@@ CARES????

    Malachy SmithMalachy Smith19 часов назад
  • I’m about to go into my second year of secondary school and I was outed at the start of the school year by my now girlfriend and I know I’ve got dark times coming but I’m going to take the good times now and I may be young but I relate to this so much

    Meep 17Meep 1719 часов назад
  • Thx so much for this video I needed it

    Camryn EvansCamryn Evans19 часов назад
  • 6:41 WTF I-

    — rosiechim— rosiechim20 часов назад
  • Im so confised . I swear 2 god that this used to be 42 mins not 45 !!!!

    Kirsten McfarlaneKirsten Mcfarlane20 часов назад
  • The 13th of June is officially Dan Howell Day

    Bonnie DaviesBonnie Davies21 час назад
  • You’s a bitch

    Meme MasterMeme Master21 час назад
  • Thanks for the G note

    TaleahTaleah22 часа назад
  • Haha okay but when are you bringing the sexy endscreen dance back? Nah I’m jk I love you a lot and accept you. But seriously though I miss the endscreen dance ;(

    JujuJuju23 часа назад
  • Happy you could do this!!! Love you so much and can’t wait to see where you go!!💞💞

    Katt Murray-ToddKatt Murray-Todd23 часа назад
  • jeez that clap at 7:00. This is amazing work Dan, and well done!

    Alex ByronAlex Byron23 часа назад
  • I’m still coming back to watch this..

    Julianna JJulianna JДень назад
  • I love this. Thank you x

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

    8-bit Zoey8-bit ZoeyДень назад
  • emo phase is the best!!!!!! im still going through this phase and i LOVE IT!!

    E PittardE PittardДень назад
  • Don’t be afraid. We love you

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

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

    Walchen -_-Walchen -_-День назад
    • Phil?

      The KeelThe Keel21 час назад
  • Probably watched this like 30 times since he released this video. Yes im addicted

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

    SwirlcordSwirlcordДень назад
  • 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!!!

    Savannah TomsSavannah TomsДень назад
  • "Im confused and sad and horny" i feel that man

    Jay BJay BДень назад
  • 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!

    Arden McBrideArden McBrideДень назад
  • Me 10:04

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

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

    blueh9blueh9День назад
  • Yay Daniel! Way to go! Stay safe and be happy. You deserve it!

    NarssissolockNarssissolockДень назад

    im not a nerdim not a nerdДень назад
  • *"I have big hands with very wide reach..."* **silence** *"...for playing piano, **-you fricking-** get your mind out of the gutter!!"* 43:44

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

    BlancRose2BlancRose2День назад
  • Why does this video have dislikes?!?

    10OOXOO0 110OOXOO0 1День назад
  • is dan in the dark void again. *DAN GET OUT OF THERE*

    BOTO. / Bigger On The Outside.BOTO. / Bigger On The Outside.2 дня назад
  • 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!

    Dancing CumberCookieDancing CumberCookie2 дня назад
  • Where was this video three years ago when I needed it most 😭. Love you Dan! So happy for you ❤️

    Flynn MurrayFlynn Murray2 дня назад
  • I love that he made this video in a sequinned jacket, it really tied it all together

    somepersonnamed sophiesomepersonnamed sophie2 дня назад
  • I LOVE YOU._

    Χρυσάνθη ΒΧρυσάνθη Β2 дня назад
  • 22:18

    Helen YimHelen Yim2 дня назад
  • Ily ♡

    Bella MariettaBella Marietta2 дня назад
  • Dude everyone knew it

    RikistrikiisRikistrikiis2 дня назад
  • *A R E W E G O N N A F U C K*

    Jake BelloJake Bello2 дня назад
  • Everyone comes out at their own pace and you are of course welcome to the community.❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

    Queen Of the worldQueen Of the world2 дня назад
  • 8:36 *related on a spiritual level my guy*

    panduh boipanduh boi2 дня назад
  • The world is pretty messed up with how people can think and how they treat others... Am glad things are better for you now :)

    Theresa WTheresa W2 дня назад
  • The 45k people who disliked might need a hug 😬

    Brushes and ButterfliesBrushes and Butterflies2 дня назад
  • This is the best motivational speech I’ve ever heard

    Kaitlyn ApelKaitlyn Apel2 дня назад
  • 11:09 isnt that felix in the victory song mv

    Just SaphJust Saph2 дня назад
  • 22:18

    Destiny DynamiteDestiny Dynamite2 дня назад
  • 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.

    Livier07ArteagaLivier07Arteaga2 дня назад
  • You are soooo well spoken boi 👏

    MaddieMaddie2 дня назад
  • 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🌟

    LessacLessac2 дня назад
    • Saying it as elle em ayy ohh is a crime against humanity,,,

      such trashsuch trash2 дня назад
  • 18:30

    toxicsugarplumtoxicsugarplum2 дня назад
  • 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

    Fall Out! At my Green Chemical PiløtsFall Out! At my Green Chemical Piløts2 дня назад
    • And I’m only 12

      NoahNoah2 дня назад
    • Fall Out! At my Green Chemical Piløts me too I have bad depression and it is bad

      NoahNoah2 дня назад
  • i love the intro so much

    TheCallousOneTheCallousOne2 дня назад
  • I find myself coming back to watch this video again and again, thank you so much for making this!

    Rainbow123Rainbow1233 дня назад
  • the fact that I already knew what a Greebo was is highly dissapointing

    Kirstie CampbellKirstie Campbell3 дня назад
  • So this is obviously an amazing video but what I'm wondering a month later...are we gonna get bloopers?

    Heely BillyHeely Billy3 дня назад
  • 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

    leylileyli3 дня назад
  • 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

    Natalie ANatalie A3 дня назад
  • _love u_

    BillieIsMyZaddieBillieIsMyZaddie3 дня назад
  • **doesnt post for another year**

    The UnknownThe Unknown3 дня назад
  • thanks for helping me understand my unlabelled son

    Helen VivetHelen Vivet3 дня назад
    • We need more mothers like you, keeping an open mind and being willing to learn 💚

      such trashsuch trash2 дня назад
  • nice, I think it is great keep sharing them =D thanks for this

    No Copyright Audio Music Library for CreatorNo Copyright Audio Music Library for Creator3 дня назад
  • I got SO many chills watching this... love you Dan. Thank you for all you've done for us. I hope you find happiness in all you do and all you are

    Rachel DunnRachel Dunn3 дня назад
  • Aw dan 😪 ure doing great

    Una SebastianUna Sebastian3 дня назад
  • Ok but he could literally do a TED talk. Please can he do a TED talk

    Marilyn15Marilyn153 дня назад
  • this was really great and supportive, but honestly, all i want is some more Golf With Friends content

    mia van Zijlmia van Zijl3 дня назад
  • Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    Britney ThornsBritney Thorns3 дня назад
  • me coming from vidcons night of awesomeness

    sugarglowinsugarglowin3 дня назад
  • how long was phils vid...hmmmm

    justin whitejustin white3 дня назад
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