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:
And subscribe to my channel! de-visions.com/nameof-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 de-visions.com/nameof-AmazingPhil for production assistance.
Art by Hector aka twitter.com/swatercolour
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:

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  • Did Dan’s granny ever get her iPad back

    Mars CassidyMars CassidyVor 12 Stunden

    April MooreApril MooreVor 14 Stunden
  • I absolutely love this. Such a good message of a heavy topic expressed in a kind hearted comical way. 💕

    MaddiMaddiVor 19 Stunden
  • Am I the only one who watches this everyday

    BooneCat 468BooneCat 468Vor Tag
  • TurtleFromSaturnTurtleFromSaturnVor Tag
  • Stunning and brave.

    Katinka BrynnKatinka BrynnVor Tag
  • Hello, I'm back again. Enjoy this. 🍹

    Jimmy HanleyJimmy HanleyVor Tag
  • Instead of doing my homework I’m watching this for the 57th time

    Cosplaying HomoCosplaying HomoVor Tag
  • 38:36 The moment that made us all proud. 🏳️‍🌈

    Josh isn’t realJosh isn’t realVor 2 Tage
    • raine Melted marshmallows...

      Josh isn’t realJosh isn’t realVor 21 Stunde
    • Josh isn’t real t e r r i f i e d

      raineraineVor 21 Stunde
    • raine *”josh isn’t real, remember?”*

      Josh isn’t realJosh isn’t realVor 21 Stunde
    • your username triggered my fight or flight

      raineraineVor Tag
  • 22:20 !!!!!!fhfjfjfjyvurooudwvkdhdjfh !!!!!!!!!!!!

    געש הנוצציםגעש הנוצציםVor 2 Tage
  • *hugs Dan* Im proud of you

    RainbowMasoyoshiRainbowMasoyoshiVor 2 Tage
  • it’s 4am and i’m having a crisis so i’m back here

    s1nnersneversleeps1nnersneversleepVor 2 Tage
  • Alright time to cuddle up in blankets and be unproductive as I cry my heart out

    SushiSushiVor 2 Tage
  • Dan “let’s go behind the bike shed and row a boat”

    Al ORothAl ORothVor 2 Tage
  • why are there so many dislikes? I dont understand why people can hate on this. I understand some people are homophobic, but seriously, Dan had to work up the courage to post this video. Support him, Dan, i support you, we all love you xx

    RainbowMasoyoshiRainbowMasoyoshiVor 2 Tage
  • This is the first time i ever saw this guy but wow this video was great, i love his humor and the way he told this sad sad story, i don't know how to feel now but i watched this whole video by this guy i have never seen and i loved it, thank you and sorry you had to go through all this

    Laura UrsprungLaura UrsprungVor 2 Tage
  • I know I'll get shot down for this but I get more a kick out of watching my copy of the V day video now knowing 100% it's legit.

    Holly -Holly -Vor 2 Tage
  • yeehaw i love this man

    Aislinn 666Aislinn 666Vor 2 Tage
  • Omg this made me cry, all the emotions and feelings in your story is everything I am feeling right now

    Lucy EyLucy EyVor 3 Tage
  • Daniel Howell, you beautiful, beautiful human ♥ I guess I care about your happiness more than mine, so you better be happy ^_^ You should know how much your strength means to some awkward, slightly bipolar person in another continent, who is writing her second comment ever. And if I ever do something with my life, I owe it to people like you.

    Diana StarkDiana StarkVor 3 Tage
  • no ones gonna talk about how he said controversy

    Anayeli ManzanaresAnayeli ManzanaresVor 3 Tage
  • All hail a queen.

    My Name Is DreamMy Name Is DreamVor 3 Tage
  • The only part of this vid i absolutely HATE is 45:30

    Gerard IeroGerard IeroVor 3 Tage
    • whole*

      Fangirl Without a nameFangirl Without a nameVor Tag
    • That part was the worst tbh, ruined the while video

      Fangirl Without a nameFangirl Without a nameVor Tag
  • 11:43 Occupation: Ninja Penguin

    Lilly HaasLilly HaasVor 3 Tage
  • So u and Phil??

    Ella MarieElla MarieVor 3 Tage
    • ...are comedy partners?

      raineraineVor 3 Tage
  • Why is no one talking about his jacket?!

    BigWeebBigWeebVor 3 Tage
  • This is suprisingly funny

    BigWeebBigWeebVor 3 Tage
  • this is for me btw 22:18

    Robin BelleRobin BelleVor 3 Tage

    Ceri PassmoreCeri PassmoreVor 3 Tage
  • I love you for you DAN! SO PROUD OF YOU~

    Kiara GreenKiara GreenVor 3 Tage
  • A tol boi from London

    SamSamVor 3 Tage
  • This makes me want to punch every homophobic person in the face.

    slightly obsessed with Dallon Weekesslightly obsessed with Dallon WeekesVor 4 Tage
  • I'm pans

    Shaniqua MillerShaniqua MillerVor 4 Tage
  • 💖💖💖💖

    yumyumyumyumVor 4 Tage
  • so proud!! 🏳‍🌈🏳‍🌈

    brendonisthesoulvoicebrendonisthesoulvoiceVor 4 Tage
  • man I wish I could give a video multiple thumbs up

    Alex WernerAlex WernerVor 4 Tage
  • I'm Dan Howell and thank you for listening to my Ted Talk😂

    Pansexual TrashPansexual TrashVor 4 Tage
  • How dare 46k people dislike this video if you dont like it dont watch it

    AnimalWild223AnimalWild223Vor 5 Tage
  • I hate those bullies. They had no right to hurt someone for something they couldnt control.

    AnimalWild223AnimalWild223Vor 5 Tage
  • "Are you OKAY, 1990s"

    AnimalWild223AnimalWild223Vor 5 Tage
  • He so Fucking Cute Love you Dan

    Eevee AwesomenessEevee AwesomenessVor 5 Tage
  • I looked up I'm already Tracer.

    Madison ShanklesMadison ShanklesVor 5 Tage
    • @raine we're trapped

      Sophie RoseSophie RoseVor 2 Tage
    • get out of here while you can

      raineraineVor 3 Tage
    • @Madison Shankles I still don't know what this means

      E EE EVor 3 Tage
    • @E E I looked up the meme 'I'm already tracer and this popped up. Like what the heck?

      Madison ShanklesMadison ShanklesVor 3 Tage
  • My mind LIVES in the gutter, love your videos, you keep me semi-sane❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

    AshTheGamer1037 -AshTheGamer1037 -Vor 5 Tage
  • Dan..... This is the first video I've ever seen of yours. And I already think you're adorable lol. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I'm glad you found yourself, and I'm sorry that your school life was so horrid *hugs*

    Rosa LeeRosa LeeVor 5 Tage
  • catch me rewatching this for the 372289493th time

    Iris RolainIris RolainVor 5 Tage
  • *Ah shit, here we go again...*

    Kairene BlossomKairene BlossomVor 6 Tage
  • You don't look a day over 17 babe👏🏽

    blacked out peachblacked out peachVor 6 Tage
  • We knew

    ΔηgειΔηgειVor 6 Tage
    • lmao you're scared to reply you've been.shut down sorry

      E EE EVor 3 Tage
  • After this... I'm even more happy that Dan and Phil found each other. :,)

    Hayden RozierHayden RozierVor 6 Tage
  • me watching Contrapoints' new video: huh, Oscar Wilde sounds familiar....

    Eva AbbottEva AbbottVor 6 Tage
  • are we not going to talk about the black sequin jacket

    abbieabbieVor 6 Tage

    Amanda ChapmanAmanda ChapmanVor 6 Tage
  • Now we know where he got this format from....contrapoints omfg hi how are yOu?

    JuliaBugJuliaBugVor 6 Tage
  • Only Dan can make 45 minutes feel like 10

    Big YikesBig YikesVor 6 Tage
  • Trust me, we knew

    VoiDVoiDVor 7 Tage
    • @VoiD the fact that you called me a homophobe when I was only trying to defend somene ❤

      E EE EVor Tag
    • E E what’s so funny

      VoiDVoiDVor Tag
    • @VoiD 🙂

      E EE EVor 2 Tage
    • E E I’ve seen your comments everywhere. You’re such a troll

      VoiDVoiDVor 2 Tage
  • Andddd I'm back to rewatching this again

    MariaMariaVor 7 Tage
  • 1 million likes! Congrats!

    Perfecto BennyPerfecto BennyVor 7 Tage
  • Thank God you are still here! Keep being you :)

    Debbie FryeDebbie FryeVor 7 Tage
  • ok bitch now come back

    deo bideo biVor 8 Tage
    • same, I miss his videos :/

      Abhipsha SahuAbhipsha SahuVor 3 Tage
  • This video in one sentence....... me

    Dannyboy1012 TvDannyboy1012 TvVor 8 Tage
  • **sees title** Me: same

    [Shalom Felix][Shalom Felix]Vor 8 Tage
  • who else wanna c dan with colourful hair

    Ava MaldonadoAva MaldonadoVor 8 Tage
  • Back here again for the nth time

    Phantom BlackPhantom BlackVor 8 Tage
    • 12th :)

      Clorox BleachClorox BleachVor 5 Tage
  • always be supporting ya 💓💓💗.

    selome yaredselome yaredVor 8 Tage
  • Ya I did that whole watching this everyday till he uploads but I have pretty much given up at this point 😂

    Simone :DSimone :DVor 8 Tage
  • And obviously we were more that friends” Me: hipxfzdtDutsfiyxfvguoviphvyifuistuodrytiodrodrousofofudgpidgp i want them to be together again. Like, TOGETHER together i hope they still are

    Ella BradleyElla BradleyVor 8 Tage
  • When he says "Literally" at 19:53 you can tell he's trying not to cry and it kills me

    Emily MayEmily MayVor 8 Tage
    • FUCK

      Jimmy HanleyJimmy HanleyVor Tag
  • OMG. I'm so sorry for all the bullying you had to endure and so glad that you are still here! I'm proud of you.

    PaulinaPaulinaVor 8 Tage
  • I know he seems so cheerful and witty about it but it makes me so sad how bullied he was.

    Emily MayEmily MayVor 8 Tage
  • Ew🤢🤮

    YoKazYoKazVor 8 Tage
    • *You have started a gang war.*

      meme memememe memeVor 16 Stunden
    • lmao look in the fucking mirror bitch, he’s more successful and happy than you’ll ever be💀

      Robin BelleRobin BelleVor 3 Tage
    • *when you post a disgusting comment get shut down multiple times then get scared to come into contact with phannies again*

      E EE EVor 3 Tage
    • Fuck off

      Ruby RedRuby RedVor 6 Tage
    • Ew not being accepting of other people’s differences 🤢🤮

      PIGPIGVor 7 Tage
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