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  • Published on Jun 13, 2019
  • 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:
    twitter.com/danielhowell
    instagram.com/danielhowell
    facebook.com/danisnotonfire
    And subscribe to my channel! ruclip.com/user/danisnotonfire (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 ruclip.com/user/AmazingPhil for production assistance.
    Art by Hector aka twitter.com/swatercolour
    Soundtrack:
    Handel - Messiah
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
    Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
    Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
    Schubert - Ave Maria
    Additional Music by Kevin Macleod incompetech.com
    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:
    youngminds.org.uk/
    www.samaritans.org/
    papyrus-uk.org/
    www.stonewall.org.uk/
    www.hrc.org/
    www.thetrevorproject.org/
    www.trevorspace.org/
    switchboard.lgbt/
    minus18.org.au/
    www.glaad.org/transgender
    www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/
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Comments • 126 298

  • leyli
    leyli Day ago

    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

  • Natalie A
    Natalie A Day ago

    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

  • BillieIsMyZaddie

    _love u_

  • The Unknown
    The Unknown Day ago

    **doesnt post for another year**

  • Helen Vivet
    Helen Vivet Day ago

    thanks for helping me understand my unlabelled son

  • No Copyright Audio Music Library for Creator

    nice, I think it is great
    keep sharing them =D
    thanks for this

  • Rachel Dunn
    Rachel Dunn Day ago

    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

  • Una Sebastian
    Una Sebastian Day ago

    Aw dan 😪 ure doing great

  • Marilyn15
    Marilyn15 Day ago +3

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

  • mia van Zijl
    mia van Zijl Day ago

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

  • Britney Thorns
    Britney Thorns Day ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  • sugarglowin
    sugarglowin Day ago

    me coming from vidcons night of awesomeness

  • justin white
    justin white Day ago

    how long was phils vid...hmmmm

  • Courtney Alonso
    Courtney Alonso Day ago

    Congratulations and welcome to the comunity❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈

  • Xyron YT
    Xyron YT Day ago

    ----ok----

  • Xyron YT
    Xyron YT Day ago

    _?_*?*

  • Emma Carey
    Emma Carey Day ago +1

    I have watched this 8 times now

  • DurpyRainbow :P
    DurpyRainbow :P Day ago

    Me during this whole video: *I wish this were a green screen and his head was floating.. teehee*

  • Chloe Baron
    Chloe Baron Day ago

    Omg I'm so happy for you Dan

  • Wolfey77
    Wolfey77 Day ago

    Thanks Dan. Glad you feel ready and did this. It was beautiful 💜

  • Lizzy H
    Lizzy H Day ago

    Same. The whole labels part. Same story to a tee.

  • A Z
    A Z Day ago

    Am I crying after watching this for like the 7th time?
    Yes.

  • why
    why Day ago

    its already been a month. Firstly, how. But in all seriousness, thank you so much for this video and your willingness to be completely open and honest with us. Its helped me in more way I can ever express.♡🌈

  • Maximos Arellano
    Maximos Arellano Day ago +1

    Nobody cares

  • Angie B
    Angie B Day ago

    Why do I relate to this video on a spiritual level

  • Stacy Evers
    Stacy Evers Day ago

    Formless blobs

  • Mara_isRadioJunkie
    Mara_isRadioJunkie Day ago +1

    Welp, I'm back again.

  • Reacting With Jay

    Ok

  • fqirys •
    fqirys • Day ago +2

    we are all so glad you failed dan

  • Maia Brown
    Maia Brown Day ago

    I cannot believe English school is like this. It's horrific. I'm so sorry.

  • Turtle Philip
    Turtle Philip Day ago

    ARE WE NOT GONNA TALK ABOUT THAT G NOTE!?!

  • Xd FUSION
    Xd FUSION Day ago

    Like for 3 years I was being bullied then one day I punched there head into a wall and they went to hospital

  • AlexTweakTucker
    AlexTweakTucker Day ago +4

    Everyone in this world deserves to watch this and learn to respect us :) 🇨🇦 I was crying at the end omg I love this video!!

  • General Kenobi
    General Kenobi 2 days ago

    No shit

  • Bowties_scarves
    Bowties_scarves 2 days ago +4

    *THATS*

    *OUR*

    *DAN*

  • Kyra Bumgarner
    Kyra Bumgarner 2 days ago +2

    A MEANINGFUL *DAD*

  • Momna Aslam
    Momna Aslam 2 days ago +6

    no joke i have watched this video 10 times from beginning to end
    it means a lot me i guess :')

  • abril
    abril 2 days ago +2

    GO YOU MAN IM PROUD

  • fifi Coyne
    fifi Coyne 2 days ago +1

    are you and phil posting soon?????

    • fqirys •
      fqirys • Day ago +1

      let them take a break fuck off

  • Sarah Norman
    Sarah Norman 2 days ago

    It’s about time! We been knew sis

  • Ida Granhøj
    Ida Granhøj 2 days ago +4

    you are so fucking strong, thank you for this

  • Claudia Fuentes
    Claudia Fuentes 2 days ago +2

    Dan, you are my hero.

  • Stella O'Brien
    Stella O'Brien 2 days ago

    Even though I believe you, I kind of feel your faking for views

    • Kitkat 13
      Kitkat 13 2 days ago

      Stella O'Brien There is a LOT wrong with that statement.

    • Emma Neild
      Emma Neild 2 days ago

      Literally fuck off dude

  • Bonnie Davies
    Bonnie Davies 2 days ago +4

    *still crying a month later ❤️*

  • Shannon Curl
    Shannon Curl 2 days ago

    ARE THEY TOGETHER

  • Lou Etherington
    Lou Etherington 2 days ago +1

    What the fuck is this so goddamn relatable

  • Lyla Coutts
    Lyla Coutts 2 days ago

    2:10

  • Chimmy Moonchild
    Chimmy Moonchild 2 days ago

    im rewatching this for the 82638238th time ,and in the 4th chapter ,honestly i am like "...Dan is turning into hulk FOR FUCKS SAKE-" ....no one noticed that but me right?

  • Robin
    Robin 2 days ago +1

    This sounds cheesy but aHh I’m so proud :o it’s difficult to explain who you are to an audience of millions of strangers, and include the stories of times you’d rather forget. I don’t get how people are this brave lmao 🏳️‍🌈

  • Holly Williams
    Holly Williams 2 days ago

    How the fuck was this allowed I'm shzaking

  • peter yeeter
    peter yeeter 2 days ago

    *whos gonne be the boy and whos gonna be the girl?*

  • Muskan Arora
    Muskan Arora 2 days ago

    Relatable baby 💜

  • TØPisgreat
    TØPisgreat 2 days ago

    I was g noted I was not prepared

  • Xhelloxshane X
    Xhelloxshane X 2 days ago

    19:10😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭i cried

  • Mariah Viera
    Mariah Viera 2 days ago

    HAPPY ONE MONTH OF BEING OUT DANIEL !!! ✨✨🥺

  • MySmolBeanAcademia
    MySmolBeanAcademia 2 days ago +5

    No one:
    No one at all:
    Me: cries the 12th time watching this

  • Real. Rat.
    Real. Rat. 2 days ago +8

    got me up in my f*ckin feels at 2 am

  • lenox Odhiambo
    lenox Odhiambo 2 days ago

    What the f****

  • AC273
    AC273 2 days ago +7

    I genuinely appreciate you and the content you produce. Thank you for being part of the human race.

  • Skeleton Clique
    Skeleton Clique 2 days ago +7

    I am truly disgusted I can’t believe you would do this!


    You g-noted me 😭😭😭

    • ghσst σf shє
      ghσst σf shє 2 days ago

      wonder how many people will get upset at this before reading more 😁

  • Sunny May
    Sunny May 2 days ago +1

    I was g-noted without a warning

  • Hotshot Gamer
    Hotshot Gamer 2 days ago +1

    God will bless you he is upset but he forgives so the sin you are committing will be washed away by the blood of Jesus


    This world is broken so I pray that god will bless this earth and turn everyone against sin

    • Hotshot Gamer
      Hotshot Gamer Day ago

      Olive Gw I know you are but what am I

    • Emma Neild
      Emma Neild 2 days ago +3

      Jesus taught us to be accepting and kind "love thy neighbor", I don't know what kind of Christian you are if you don't follow this most basic rule.
      As a Christian I hope that one day you will see that love between two adults can never be a sin, and that hate only weighs the soul downwards.
      But please until then, follow the teachings of Jesus and love thy neighbor, no matter who they are.

    • Anonymous Channel
      Anonymous Channel 2 days ago +2

      Hotshot Gamer Mind your own fucking business. If God is so upset with Danny, then why did he create him? Answer me that!

    • Olive Gw
      Olive Gw 2 days ago +4

      You are a stupid piece of shit

  • Lt. Vasquéz
    Lt. Vasquéz 2 days ago +7

    You had my lesbian psychology ass at that sarcastic serotonin-deficiency-wave music. xDDDD But really, great video.

  • ThatOne MustacheCat
    ThatOne MustacheCat 2 days ago +1

    I loved everything about this😭💕

  • 10OOXOO0 1
    10OOXOO0 1 2 days ago +1

    This is a 45 mom video and I've watched it 3 times already 😁I'm so proud of you Dan your awesome mate 👍

  • yryssa1
    yryssa1 2 days ago

    🌈❤🧡💛💙💚💜🖤 love ya boi

  • Tati G
    Tati G 2 days ago +11

    This is irrelevant, but where did you film this/where did that black wall come from?

  • Imepicking
    Imepicking 2 days ago

    I relate to this so much lmaoo

  • spaceant29
    spaceant29 2 days ago +25

    "Everyone's obsessed with it. You bunch of degenerates." Me, an asexual guy to literally everyone.

    I have to edit this to say thank you so much for mentioning acephobia. And also to shout out my Aromantic peeps.

  • EmF Productions
    EmF Productions 2 days ago

    # not fucking surprised