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  • Pubblicato il 13 giu 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! it-clip.net/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 it-clip.net/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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  • Lil_Miss Lonely_Heart

    9,451,769 views. about 1/80 of these views are mine bc my ADHD ass can't focus. I got distracted by this man's BEAUTIFUL FUCKING FACE!! and his sparkly jacket... probably mostly the jacket. but also partially the face. and laughing at the jokes.

  • Jake Walker
    Jake Walker 14 ore fa

    THE LIGHTING....
    OMG and THE JACKETTT.....
    YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
    I LOVE IT
    also big relatable, especially the label thing XO

  • El-La La-La
    El-La La-La 14 ore fa

    I know this might seem really stalk-ish/fangirl or whatever, but trust me it’s not. I had a dream last night and Dan was in my dream for some weird reason, and I haven’t watched any of his videos for like a month???? Is is weird or what?

  • El-La La-La
    El-La La-La 14 ore fa

    I know this might seem really stalk-ish/fangirl or whatever, but trust me it’s not. I had a dream last night and Dan was in my dream for some weird reason, and I haven’t watched any of his videos for like a month???? Is is weird or what?

  • El-La La-La
    El-La La-La 14 ore fa

    I know this might seem really stalk-ish/fangirl or whatever, but trust me it’s not. I had a dream last night and Dan was in my dream for some weird reason, and I haven’t watched any of his videos for like a month???? Is is weird or what?

  • Jack Kaczmarski
    Jack Kaczmarski 15 ore fa +1

    28:17 😂

  • Bruh Wannabe
    Bruh Wannabe 16 ore fa

    Urgage

  • Christina Parker
    Christina Parker 18 ore fa

    Awesome vlog. Love you Dan

  • Derp Fox
    Derp Fox 20 ore fa

    So...when the marriage?

  • Derp Fox
    Derp Fox 20 ore fa

    Like we didn't know already XD

  • Elephant Girl 0622
    Elephant Girl 0622 20 ore fa

    I really want that jacket but my ADHD would keep me from doing absolutely anything if I had his jacket.

  • Some emo girl
    Some emo girl 23 ore fa +2

    I'm watching this for the 8th time and it still makes me cry

  • kate
    kate 23 ore fa

    ew

  • Sophie G
    Sophie G 23 ore fa

    What about lizzy :0000

  • Steven Baker
    Steven Baker 23 ore fa +1

    Congrats my friend

  • TaterTot Thot
    TaterTot Thot Giorno fa +1

    If that title doesn't describe me, I don't know what does.

  • Jade Meyrick
    Jade Meyrick Giorno fa +1

    All I have to say is THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  • TaeTae CutiePie
    TaeTae CutiePie Giorno fa +1

    This video makes me really happy

  • Fanta Lover
    Fanta Lover Giorno fa +1

    Lady door/female exit/queen cage 🤣😂😂🤣

  • Red Oxygen
    Red Oxygen Giorno fa

    I'm 15 wtf is bebo?

  • Jada Byrne
    Jada Byrne Giorno fa +1

    ive watched this video 8 times and it's still the best video on youtube

  • I'm a little nuts
    I'm a little nuts Giorno fa +1

    G-note alert God damnit. What the hell 😡 sorry that triggers my emo

  • Jezzibolt
    Jezzibolt Giorno fa +1

    Thanks! I’m glad you’re doing you, man, and that you’re cool with yourself. Thanks for being you. I hope people are understanding and supportive. I have hope that most will be.

  • Gabrielle Lewis
    Gabrielle Lewis Giorno fa +1

    Dan... a tol boi from england
    This video is filled with to many jems

  • hiya_its _Amy_boo
    hiya_its _Amy_boo Giorno fa +1

    Im crying . Emotional rollercoster

  • Kristen Yeh
    Kristen Yeh Giorno fa

    dan really needs to do a ted talk, he could help so many more people

  • ItsBigDaddyShrek
    ItsBigDaddyShrek Giorno fa

    I'm so proud of you❤

  • Leanne Reek
    Leanne Reek Giorno fa

    i love you! I am so proud of you love!

  • McCall Chambers
    McCall Chambers Giorno fa

    Dan Is Not A Strait Guy

  • Bethany Chambers
    Bethany Chambers Giorno fa

    Aww this video is so sweet and yet so sad because it's true and real. Hopefully this helps many people that see this while going through the same thing.\(^-^ )/ yay progressive homosapiens and unspontaneously combustible formless blobs!

  • Oxygen Destoroyah
    Oxygen Destoroyah Giorno fa +2

    It's gross how people fetishize Dan x Phil and other real life people to fuck each other.
    Stop it.

  • Ella McLaughlin
    Ella McLaughlin Giorno fa +2

    Dan, please come back. I know it’s probably hard right now but 6.6 MILLION people need u right now

  • Yacoop Sofe
    Yacoop Sofe Giorno fa +2

    ok

  • Tania Laura
    Tania Laura Giorno fa +2

    this made my day

  • LordMcSwagTache - sh*tposts

    Why on earth does this have 45k dislikes?

  • x Itz Leila x
    x Itz Leila x Giorno fa +2

    I wasted 45 minutes of my life on this....

    • kate
      kate 23 ore fa

      Wow, what a bitch. Go be obnoxious somewhere else, no one wants you here or cares about your opinion. 👋

  • Chloe _07
    Chloe _07 Giorno fa +2

    A month later I’m still sobbing?...A month after watching He comes back to making me cry 😂 I’m so sorry but I swear to god as if you haven’t had this enough but I am incredibly proud of you and I hope you know there are a lot of people out there that love you. ❤️🌈 can’t wait for the next vid take you time you deserve it after feeding us this masterpiece x

  • Laurynn Kraemer
    Laurynn Kraemer Giorno fa +14

    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

  • give this weeb some oxiJIN

    i'm so sorry on behalf of all those people who made you afraid of being who you are, Dan. Bless you with only the best from here on.

  • Its a kind of Queen
    Its a kind of Queen Giorno fa +3

    9:07 literally every wattpad ever

  • Unknown
    Unknown Giorno fa +1

    "Wow that me"

  • RandomStuff Studios
    RandomStuff Studios Giorno fa +2

    Thank you for putting into words how I feel when it comes to my gender identity. I always thought the whole "formless blob" thing was dumb, but you made me feel less alone, thanks :)

  • charlotte
    charlotte 2 giorni fa

    I feel like 18:55 was an unintentional book of mormon reference

  • brenpineapples
    brenpineapples 2 giorni fa +3

    I’ve watched this shit 6 times omfg I wish I had this when I was 12 😭🏳️‍🌈

  • Courtland Tapp
    Courtland Tapp 2 giorni fa

    Wow, love you

  • Miah Vasquez
    Miah Vasquez 2 giorni fa

    I can hook you up if you wany

  • Madi Day
    Madi Day 2 giorni fa

    Thank you

  • Peyton Saunders
    Peyton Saunders 2 giorni fa

    Oh my god, serotonin-deficiency wave is my favorite too.

  • Shawn Flores
    Shawn Flores 2 giorni fa

    “Peaked at 5 in every way” BITCH ME TOO

  • suzanna
    suzanna 2 giorni fa

    Yes im watching this again
    yes i cant help it
    and yes im going to laugh/cry through the entire thing
    ..again..

  • :D
    :D 2 giorni fa

    My eyes are dry yet??

  • L!zzy R0se
    L!zzy R0se 2 giorni fa +1

    Why would you g note me/ play welcome to the black parade, why my emo heart can't take this T-T
    I'm sorry this seems besides the point

  • victoria
    victoria 2 giorni fa

    I love u biiiitchhh fuck

  • Elle
    Elle 2 giorni fa +1

    brilliant video. i loved every second of it

  • Elle
    Elle 2 giorni fa +1

    the part about wanting humanity to be eradicated
    that me af

  • Lilac Goldpetal sketch

    4:00 literally me 🤣

  • Tamik
    Tamik 2 giorni fa +1

    I've been waiting so long for u too aploud *i can't spell* and this video made me happier and sad at the same time

  • Frick
    Frick 2 giorni fa +1

    “Bisexualé”

  • Maria Foust
    Maria Foust 2 giorni fa

    So proud of you❤❤

  • Undead Gaijin
    Undead Gaijin 2 giorni fa

    Big shocked face

  • Fuvy
    Fuvy 2 giorni fa +3

    *Fanfiction wants to know your location*

  • Cinnamon Panda
    Cinnamon Panda 2 giorni fa

    I knew, and I wanted to date the guy 🐈...but he said he wasnt so.

    • Cinnamon Panda
      Cinnamon Panda 2 giorni fa

      Oh so he had this idea and thats why he was in such denial

  • whitecraayon
    whitecraayon 2 giorni fa

    saw it coming but... ahhhhhhhhhhhh. anyway, i love you dan!!!!

  • omaiow
    omaiow 2 giorni fa +2

    So that 2020 wedding is gonna happen

  • scarjst
    scarjst 2 giorni fa +1

    this is the first time I cry watching one of your videos

  • Logan Bloo Hoodie
    Logan Bloo Hoodie 3 giorni fa

    Like we ain’t know

    • bittersweetener
      bittersweetener 2 giorni fa +4

      he specifically asked people not to say that.

  • crispy celery
    crispy celery 3 giorni fa +2

    When your family asks why you dont have a girlfriend

  • Tenisha Reniewick
    Tenisha Reniewick 3 giorni fa

    Dan, I am so happy for you and you feeling good about yourself. The ones that support you have always wanted you to be happy. You should be happy being you and not give a shit what anyone has to say about it. You be who you are and as for anyone that does want to be in the know, that is your business and yours only. You deserve your privacy and you owe no one an explanation. Love you and you will always have my support

  • Scottish
    Scottish 3 giorni fa

    Daniel you really 27 .

  • sunnyside crying
    sunnyside crying 3 giorni fa

    Me watching this video multiple times to pass time

  • extremelyhappysimmer
    extremelyhappysimmer 3 giorni fa

    so is phil his boyfriend? the fan girls were right all along!! dan x phil is canon now!!

    • j o c y
      j o c y Giorno fa +1

      🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

    • Lyanna Grace
      Lyanna Grace 2 giorni fa +3

      That's not at all what he meant. I feel bad for you if this is the only thing you gained from this video

  • TheTea
    TheTea 3 giorni fa +3

    Now Shane’s dream can come true

  • Twocheslch
    Twocheslch 3 giorni fa

    Bro, u got a green light on it face? Was that intentional? Is there a green screen behind u? Are u ok?

    • j o c y
      j o c y Giorno fa +1

      Omg do u not realize this video has chapters and each chapter he has a light on his face and it makes a pride flag

    • Shira Schwarts
      Shira Schwarts 2 giorni fa +1

      Throughout the video he had the lights make a rainbow on his face

  • Elizabeth Balas
    Elizabeth Balas 3 giorni fa +1

    this video is amazing dan omg

  • glabnar the viewer
    glabnar the viewer 3 giorni fa

    Honestly i felt this

  • Aflicted Ana
    Aflicted Ana 3 giorni fa +1

    I’ve watched this 45 MINUTE VIDEO like 8 times when I’m feeling low, it’s so nice relating to someone that I’ve looked up to for years. Seeing Dan be okay after so much trauma helps me see that maybe I will be okay in the future as well... anyway Thanks Dan for making me feel better I love you so much

  • Weizenkaltschale
    Weizenkaltschale 3 giorni fa

    Hey Dan, thank you alot for this video!
    Also im honestly pretty shocked that there are still people that deem being *insert anything that a human can be* as "unnatural".
    Isnt the fact that there is a human that is whatever they deem to be unnatural pretty much proving that it is natural ? *thinking*
    Anyways, great video that helped me a lot in hoperfully someday breaking out of my specific shackles.

  • Waddles The pig
    Waddles The pig 3 giorni fa +1

    I kinda had to rewatch the video cause I spent the most of it staring Into his jacket

  • Ember Steele
    Ember Steele 3 giorni fa +1

    Dan.... I ABSOLUTELY FUCKING LOVE YOU!!!

  • Sally Makes
    Sally Makes 3 giorni fa +1

    Love you thank you for this xx

  • Mr.Fancypickle
    Mr.Fancypickle 3 giorni fa

    Yaaas sister

  • bittersweetener
    bittersweetener 3 giorni fa +2

    i'm back

    for the fourth time

  • Dacey Marston
    Dacey Marston 3 giorni fa +1

    "Some stupid hedgehog looking motherf***er" ~Daniel Howell 2k19

  • JessicaFEREM
    JessicaFEREM 3 giorni fa

    I love your videos, and this is great. Thank you for all the years of great videos :)
    PS. Don't forget the eye padlol

  • DWMSnIpez
    DWMSnIpez 3 giorni fa

    3:56 my life

  • Sophie Eleanor123
    Sophie Eleanor123 3 giorni fa

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Qesho
    Qesho 3 giorni fa

    Bruh

  • Madi Jensen
    Madi Jensen 3 giorni fa +4

    I forgot what it felt like to not feel so alone. Thank you Dan for reminding me.

  • Jace Ok
    Jace Ok 3 giorni fa +1

    Dan:And it apparently makes people fell attacked
    Dan:Shhhhh it’s ok

  • sxft txtorials
    sxft txtorials 3 giorni fa +4

    imagine after saying all of this,he found out the camera wasn’t recording 😹

  • Perfectly Sedate Endscreen Dance

    i love you so much dan thank you so much ilu

  • Olivia Stuck
    Olivia Stuck 3 giorni fa +1

    ❤️❤️❤️ thanks Dan for making people in this community feel much more safe

  • Skyler Barnett
    Skyler Barnett 3 giorni fa +1

    YOU BLACK PARADED ME!

  • Hilola Kahorova
    Hilola Kahorova 3 giorni fa +1

    Горжусь тобой !❤️

  • Christina Dewar
    Christina Dewar 3 giorni fa +1

    Glad you made it this far

  • your majesty,
    your majesty, 3 giorni fa +3

    i noticed that you have teared up a little during some parts of the video. i genuinely hope that you have recovered from all your hardships in your life & i am glad that you are a little more comfortable in your own skin.

  • A. S.
    A. S. 3 giorni fa +2

    I’m back here lol.... it’s 3am.

  • Lo0serx3
    Lo0serx3 3 giorni fa +1

    all I can say is thanks for this.

  • Dog Person
    Dog Person 3 giorni fa

    Why does he look almost exactly like my friend and act exactly like her??? 🤨

  • Maya Cosmos
    Maya Cosmos 3 giorni fa +1

    The maze runner had me dying as well as Le Mis