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  • katma 13 Haz 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! trclips.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 trclips.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/
  • KomediKomedi

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  • Swirlcord
    Swirlcord Saatler önce

    I’ve been going something very similar and honestly this video has helped sooooooo much

  • Savannah Toms
    Savannah Toms Saatler önce

    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!!!

  • Jay B
    Jay B Saatler önce

    "Im confused and sad and horny" i feel that man

  • Arden McBride
    Arden McBride 2 saatler önce

    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!

  • joao santos
    joao santos 5 saatler önce +1

    Me 10:04

  • Ur Local Mum
    Ur Local Mum 5 saatler önce +1

    Dan we already knew

  • ŽæùN ŁòVê
    ŽæùN ŁòVê 6 saatler önce +1

    It’s OK HONEY! I love you and I’m always proud of you booboo

  • blueh9
    blueh9 8 saatler önce +1

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

  • Narssissolock
    Narssissolock 9 saatler önce +3

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

  • im not a nerd
    im not a nerd 9 saatler önce +1

    I WILL MAKE 20K ACCOUNTS IF I HAVE TO SO THIS GETS 1M LIKES

  • Mxstiecal_ X
    Mxstiecal_ X 9 saatler önce +6

    *"I have big hands with very wide reach..."*
    **silence**
    *"...for playing piano, **-you fricking-** get your mind out of the gutter!!"*

  • BlancRose2
    BlancRose2 10 saatler önce +1

    9:37 Ava’s Demon theme comes on and that made me happy.

  • 10OOXOO0 1
    10OOXOO0 1 10 saatler önce +2

    Why does this video have dislikes?!?

  • BOTO. / Bigger On The Outside.
    BOTO. / Bigger On The Outside. 10 saatler önce +2

    is dan in the dark void again.

    *DAN GET OUT OF THERE*

  • Dancing CumberCookie
    Dancing CumberCookie 11 saatler önce

    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!

  • Flynn Murray
    Flynn Murray 12 saatler önce

    Where was this video three years ago when I needed it most 😭. Love you Dan! So happy for you ❤️

  • somepersonnamed sophie
    somepersonnamed sophie 12 saatler önce +1

    I love that he made this video in a sequinned jacket, it really tied it all together

  • Χρυσάνθη Β
    Χρυσάνθη Β 12 saatler önce

    I LOVE YOU._

  • Helen Yim
    Helen Yim 13 saatler önce

    22:18

  • Bella Marietta
    Bella Marietta 15 saatler önce

    Ily ♡

  • Rikistrikiis
    Rikistrikiis 15 saatler önce

    Dude everyone knew it

  • Jake Bello
    Jake Bello 15 saatler önce +2

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

  • Queen Of the world
    Queen Of the world 19 saatler önce +1

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

  • panduh boi
    panduh boi 22 saatler önce +1

    8:36 *related on a spiritual level my guy*

  • Theresa W
    Theresa W 22 saatler önce +1

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

  • Brushes and Butterflies

    The 45k people who disliked might need a hug 😬

  • Kaitlyn Apel
    Kaitlyn Apel Gün önce

    This is the best motivational speech I’ve ever heard

  • Just Saph
    Just Saph Gün önce +1

    11:09 isnt that felix in the victory song mv

  • Destiny Dynamite
    Destiny Dynamite Gün önce +2

    22:18

  • Livier07Arteaga
    Livier07Arteaga Gün önce +1

    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.

  • Maddie
    Maddie Gün önce

    You are soooo well spoken boi 👏

  • Lessac
    Lessac Gün önce +5

    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🌟

    • such trash
      such trash 12 saatler önce

      Saying it as elle em ayy ohh is a crime against humanity,,,

  • toxicsugarplum
    toxicsugarplum Gün önce

    18:30

  • Fall Out! At my Green Chemical Piløts

    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

    • Noah
      Noah Gün önce

      And I’m only 12

    • Noah
      Noah Gün önce

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

  • TheCallousOne
    TheCallousOne Gün önce +1

    i love the intro so much

  • Rainbow123
    Rainbow123 Gün önce +5

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

  • Kirstie Campbell
    Kirstie Campbell Gün önce +1

    the fact that I already knew what a Greebo was is highly dissapointing

  • Heely Billy
    Heely Billy Gün önce +4

    So this is obviously an amazing video but what I'm wondering a month later...are we gonna get bloopers?

  • leyli
    leyli Gün önce +6

    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 Gün önce

    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
    BillieIsMyZaddie Gün önce

    _love u_

  • The Unknown
    The Unknown Gün önce +4

    **doesnt post for another year**

  • Helen Vivet
    Helen Vivet Gün önce +3

    thanks for helping me understand my unlabelled son

    • such trash
      such trash 12 saatler önce

      We need more mothers like you, keeping an open mind and being willing to learn 💚

  • No Copyright Audio Music Library for Creator

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

  • Rachel Dunn
    Rachel Dunn Gün önce +1

    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 Gün önce

    Aw dan 😪 ure doing great

  • Marilyn15
    Marilyn15 Gün önce +22

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

  • mia van Zijl
    mia van Zijl Gün önce

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

  • Britney Thorns
    Britney Thorns Gün önce

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  • sugarglowin
    sugarglowin Gün önce +1

    me coming from vidcons night of awesomeness

  • justin white
    justin white Gün önce

    how long was phils vid...hmmmm

  • Courtney Alonso
    Courtney Alonso Gün önce

    Congratulations and welcome to the comunity❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈

  • Xyron YT
    Xyron YT Gün önce

    ----ok----

  • Xyron YT
    Xyron YT Gün önce

    _?_*?*

  • Emma Carey
    Emma Carey Gün önce +4

    I have watched this 8 times now

  • DurpyRainbow :P
    DurpyRainbow :P Gün önce +1

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

  • Chloe Baron
    Chloe Baron Gün önce

    Omg I'm so happy for you Dan

  • Wolfey77
    Wolfey77 Gün önce

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

  • Lizzy H
    Lizzy H 2 gün önce +1

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

  • A Z
    A Z 2 gün önce +4

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

  • why
    why 2 gün önce +2

    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 2 gün önce +1

    Nobody cares

  • Angie B
    Angie B 2 gün önce +2

    Why do I relate to this video on a spiritual level

  • Stacy Evers
    Stacy Evers 2 gün önce +3

    Formless blobs

  • Mara_isRadioJunkie
    Mara_isRadioJunkie 2 gün önce +3

    Welp, I'm back again.

  • Reacting With Jay
    Reacting With Jay 2 gün önce

    Ok

  • fqirys •
    fqirys • 2 gün önce +7

    we are all so glad you failed dan

  • Maia Brown
    Maia Brown 2 gün önce

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

  • Turtle Philip
    Turtle Philip 2 gün önce +1

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

  • Xd FUSION
    Xd FUSION 2 gün önce +1

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