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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 • 106 036

  • milkamilla
    milkamilla 8 hours ago

    So proud of you, congrats!! Hope people will leave you alone now :,)

  • Thomas The Racer
    Thomas The Racer 8 hours ago

    You bunch of degenerates

  • crazycamera studios
    crazycamera studios 8 hours ago

    19:34 i started tearing up oml

  • Emma Anderson1928
    Emma Anderson1928 8 hours ago

    "Shout out to all me formless blobs out there, rise up!" 👏yes Dan!!!!!

  • Azi A
    Azi A 8 hours ago

    coolio

  • Jay Chan
    Jay Chan 8 hours ago

    Oh my god, Dan!!!! Ah!!! I cried!! We're all so proud of you! We love you so much and im sure so many people can relate to onenpart or another of this video! Oh my goodness i cant this is so good WE LOVE YOUUU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Ossoo Riquelme
    Ossoo Riquelme 8 hours ago

    Te aplaudo ?

  • Thomas The Racer
    Thomas The Racer 8 hours ago

    #2 trending nice

  • Isabella Kubik
    Isabella Kubik 8 hours ago

    SO MUCH LOVE ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Emiley Rain
    Emiley Rain 8 hours ago

    HOLY SHIT. I SHIT MYSELF. I KNEW IT AND SHIPPED YOU AND PHIL FOR SOOOO LONG IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AGHHHH 💘💘

  • yuri plisetski
    yuri plisetski 8 hours ago

    who the fuck made this #2 on trending...
    (*cough cough*) tAYLORRRR

  • Lana Lazanski
    Lana Lazanski 8 hours ago

    Thank you for this. It's beautiful.

  • Rashaud Pugh
    Rashaud Pugh 8 hours ago

    Joking lost to this smh

  • useless debatable
    useless debatable 8 hours ago

    "A whole lot of internal screaming" ive never related to something more

  • Super robot Knuckles
    Super robot Knuckles 8 hours ago

    Why is this featured

  • Addi Fish
    Addi Fish 8 hours ago

    We love you Dan congratulations!!! I'm proud of you for doing this.

  • Yasin Bozz
    Yasin Bozz 8 hours ago

    Siehst auch so aus

    • Indemion0815
      Indemion0815 8 hours ago

      Kannte den nicht ...aber echt die totale Überraschung, oder?
      Wenn es geht wie ne Ente und klingt wie ne Ente...

  • Xslayer_ thegoat
    Xslayer_ thegoat 8 hours ago

    *snif *snif y'all smell that I smell cap!

  • Noah Garcia
    Noah Garcia 8 hours ago +1

    "Bi's getting ingored" is literally my life

  • idk what ever
    idk what ever 8 hours ago

    Finlay

  • Lars Jani
    Lars Jani 8 hours ago

    Sieht man

  • Stuff Er
    Stuff Er 8 hours ago

    See ya in 11 months pal

  • Jackson Smith
    Jackson Smith 8 hours ago

    Ha. Ur geiy


    Btw I literally knew you were like 5472818w7r6t6482 million years ago lol

  • chris D.C.
    chris D.C. 8 hours ago

    Why tho

  • Bunny Lord
    Bunny Lord 8 hours ago

    Fucking dag

  • It's Aceyla
    It's Aceyla 8 hours ago

    I love you Dan!
    We support you.

  • Trisha Smurf
    Trisha Smurf 8 hours ago

    damnit you made me cry thanks for that I needed that

  • Bee Sargent
    Bee Sargent 8 hours ago

    Sparkles

  • Capramare
    Capramare 9 hours ago +4

    Anyone up for starting a petition so we can ship 32k people to an remote island?

  • hcsipotsyd
    hcsipotsyd 9 hours ago

    lmao

  • thughao
    thughao 9 hours ago

    i’m so proud of you dan, we all love you 🖤

  • Zoe Little
    Zoe Little 9 hours ago +1

    This is my 2nd time watching this because I love this so much 😭❤️ Dan, I’m so proud of u!

  • N3bbzy
    N3bbzy 9 hours ago

    Nobody cares

  • Aimee Malika
    Aimee Malika 9 hours ago

    im laughing,chocked on my tea,crying,and im prouD of yoU

  • Jess Petty
    Jess Petty 9 hours ago

    classic youtube sigh

  • Trisha Smurf
    Trisha Smurf 9 hours ago

    ya know I might be internalizing oppressing myself

  • April K
    April K 9 hours ago

    This is so awesome! I am so happy for you :)

  • Prinzessin Applepie
    Prinzessin Applepie 9 hours ago

    *You're awesome Dan!*

  • seren protheroe
    seren protheroe 9 hours ago

    Tbf I’ve got no fucking clue what I am.
    I’ll like anyone that buys me a maccies n gives me a hug I guess

  • Štěpánka Adámková
    Štěpánka Adámková 9 hours ago +1

    I love your approach on stuff! So glad you did it, we learnt so many new things about you and I can't think of a way on how to express my love and support for you. I hope now you feel free now and you're not scared anymore (also I hope you're not burdened with more secrets that you need to tell us, like you're actually a lizard or something)! We love you!

  • Miss Bilyj
    Miss Bilyj 9 hours ago +1

    Teachers still do nothing. If you get bullied they dont do anytging.

  • Lana the tricerotops
    Lana the tricerotops 9 hours ago

    "hey gang"

  • ——————
    —————— 9 hours ago +1

    Never seen you , was on trending , and well the title is the dumbest shit ever you look like a poof

  • William Rosario
    William Rosario 9 hours ago

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Literally Epiphany
    Literally Epiphany 9 hours ago +1

    The bullying was honestly so horrible. Like I get it's in your past but I feel so helpless about it.

  • Mint Mochi
    Mint Mochi 9 hours ago +1

    Really proud of you for making this video, and for talking about some really serious stuff. It takes a lot of courage.
    I 100% support you! :)
    I'm sorry about all the nasty comments. Who needs those people anyway.

  • Sian Hughes
    Sian Hughes 9 hours ago

    🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 Thank you ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • pale crow
    pale crow 9 hours ago

    🤢

  • Honestly Tho
    Honestly Tho 9 hours ago

    I literally burst in tears when I saw this post

  • Droolpuppy
    Droolpuppy 9 hours ago +2

    Why do I have the feeling after this video that I have personally done something to hurt him and need to apologize?

  • silent moons
    silent moons 9 hours ago

    the little talk at the end really meant so much to me- i got pretty teary eyed, thank you dan ♥️

  • Anime Munchkin
    Anime Munchkin 9 hours ago

    Why did I start crying at 18:16

  • Dominic Baker
    Dominic Baker 9 hours ago

    This is amazing, I don't think he fully knows how many people this will help :) makes me proud to be apart of this community

    • Lorraine C
      Lorraine C 9 hours ago

      @Indemion0815 What's your problem?

    • Indemion0815
      Indemion0815 9 hours ago

      Let me vomit in your face... so proud. What a great month, WHAT ... A ... JOKE

  • tom p
    tom p 9 hours ago

    no shit...

  • Hannah
    Hannah 9 hours ago

    Your are fkn amazing

  • Kayleighdoesart
    Kayleighdoesart 9 hours ago

    I'm very glad you talked about it, on your own terms.

  • Devon Verret
    Devon Verret 9 hours ago

    ...he’s actin like I’m about to be surprised...

  • Maria 1798
    Maria 1798 9 hours ago

    2:10 no, no, no how you dare?

  • Collectivities
    Collectivities 9 hours ago

    When Dan was half green due to the lighting, all I could think of was Elphaba. She was green and wasn't comfortable in her own skin, and Dan felt the same way

  • lauren jackson
    lauren jackson 9 hours ago

    You helped me through my teen years, i'm so grateful for your existence. I'm beyond proud of you, and thank you for failing youknowwhat, i'm sure millions of others are thankful too

  • manan sharma
    manan sharma 9 hours ago

    😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Phoebe Boon
    Phoebe Boon 9 hours ago

    Omg I wish I could like this video more than once, Dan is so brave to post this video it was so inspirational and beautiful loved it❤️❤️

  • CallMeRell
    CallMeRell 9 hours ago

    I defiantly wanted to see this in the trending 😒

    • Lorraine C
      Lorraine C 9 hours ago

      Trending isn't personally for you bud. It's whatever's popular and getting a lot of views right now.

  • Folie Adeux
    Folie Adeux 9 hours ago

    I respect this, I respect you and I respect everyone down here in the comments who've felt the same way.

  • Urtė Bankauskaitė
    Urtė Bankauskaitė 9 hours ago +1

    Did i cry like a big loser at the last 30 seconds?


    Fuck yeah i did

  • Lizzie Cook
    Lizzie Cook 9 hours ago +2

    Does this really need to be 45 minutes long

    • klara
      klara 9 hours ago +1

      of course it does

  • BooIt'sGhostie
    BooIt'sGhostie 9 hours ago +1

    "I'm also a fucking pervert" omg same

  • Julia Rolfart
    Julia Rolfart 9 hours ago +1

    Love you so much and I'm so proud and happy for you hopefully now you can live life like you want to the fullest and be happy. Also you mentioning Acephobia made be swell with joy so thank you for that

  • Aiyana Forrest
    Aiyana Forrest 9 hours ago

    This was a really wonderful and eye opening video, if devastatingly sad at points. I'm glad you failed. I'm happy that you're able to accept yourself, because that's what matters most, and I'm glad you have wonderful and supportive people in your life like Phil. Keep on keeping on.

  • Drift Target
    Drift Target 9 hours ago

    Damn i dont know this guy, one more reason to not care

  • Alexisnotrelevant
    Alexisnotrelevant 9 hours ago

    Ive been waiting years for this

  • xnxx Sex videos
    xnxx Sex videos 9 hours ago

    Hello 💋💋

  • shadows mask
    shadows mask 9 hours ago

    As soon as I saw it I literally screamed (as well in multiple parts of the video) then I called my best friend and we went crazy

  • Pitycrybabycry Cake
    Pitycrybabycry Cake 9 hours ago

    (Hug) I am proud of u

  • xlllNIGHTMARElllx
    xlllNIGHTMARElllx 9 hours ago

    Goo fucking figure

  • Velix
    Velix 9 hours ago

    no one asked lol

    • Velix
      Velix 8 hours ago

      @Lorraine C that's kinda creepy

    • Lorraine C
      Lorraine C 9 hours ago

      Lmao are you new here? He's literally had people essentially stalking him trying to find out.

  • Kelly Buckler
    Kelly Buckler 9 hours ago

    🏳️‍🌈❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈

  • boombapboom
    boombapboom 9 hours ago

    who cares?

  • 21_Gun_N’_Done
    21_Gun_N’_Done 9 hours ago

    Your life experience and the people you grew up with were entirely unique to you, not to demean the value of it but it’s a bit disingenuous to represent your experiences as indicative of any trend.

  • Kylee Regennitter
    Kylee Regennitter 9 hours ago +1

    I’m proud of you Dan, this must’ve taken a lot of courage.

  • Twipola
    Twipola 9 hours ago

    38:35 *_Mood_*

  • why did shane give weed to his cat

    this video is a fucking masterpiece

  • Lattecat
    Lattecat 9 hours ago

    😊🏳️‍🌈❤️

  • Charles Willard
    Charles Willard 9 hours ago

    We know.

  • Dev Cow
    Dev Cow 9 hours ago +1

    Welcome to pride month

  • Te keybo
    Te keybo 9 hours ago

    I'm so glad you're here with us and fighting on. I've related to you for the past... Idk... Almost ten years and you opening up about mental health gave me the courage to deal with mine. Ugh you're great!

  • Jake Rhode
    Jake Rhode 9 hours ago

    Sinner

    • HazyCaraMel
      HazyCaraMel 8 hours ago

      Shut up

    • MxxnlightDark MSP
      MxxnlightDark MSP 9 hours ago +3

      Jake Rhode are u kidding? His life is nothing to do with you... he’s been bullied for this and even nearly killed himself and that’s all you say... if you have nothing nice to say don’t say it. I can’t believe I’m having to write this right now.

  • no name
    no name 9 hours ago +1

    Stop ,I could’ve dropped my croissant

  • little rabbit
    little rabbit 9 hours ago

    "i'm also a disgusting pervert" AMEN SISTER (i'm kidding i'm a minor if u attack me i'll call my mum to call ur mum)

  • Larissa Osteen
    Larissa Osteen 9 hours ago

    Chapter 1: The World.
    yea ok, I don't think The World appeared until the end of stardust crusaders, but go off Dan.

  • Allan Andersson
    Allan Andersson 9 hours ago +1

    Support you to the fullest

  • white flower crown
    white flower crown 9 hours ago

    Love you so much Dan💕

  • Tatsuya Shima
    Tatsuya Shima 9 hours ago

    I’m not bothered

  • aributera
    aributera 9 hours ago

    No one :
    James Charles : Hi Sister

  • GreasySloth12
    GreasySloth12 9 hours ago

    "Don't forget the iPad" wtf I-💀

  • Choco Mint
    Choco Mint 9 hours ago +1

    I would stand up for chu!!!!

  • Alicia Donohoe
    Alicia Donohoe 9 hours ago +2

    I thought you were American

  • A Failed Life Kermitment

    When he said "Wow, That Me" I felt that

  • The Warren Family
    The Warren Family 9 hours ago

    Question


    Reply if you disliked this, and why? Its a good thing right but why no like it.
    33k people
    Not everyone please
    I already got 666 notifications.

  • loud squeal
    loud squeal 9 hours ago

    i appreciate you deeply, mr. howell