YouTuber Buys The Town Of Hell, Renames It 'Gay Hell'
Welcome to Gay Hell.
YouTuber Elijah Daniel is at it again, celebrating Pride Month by making a stand against US President Donald Trump and bringing a bit of pride to Hell. Literally.
This week, Daniel announced he had "bought" the entire town of Hell, Michigan and in his first official act, renamed it to Gay Hell.
Earlier this month the Trump administration banned US embassies from flying rainbow flags during Pride Month. The Vice President, Mike "I Call My Wife 'Mother'" Pence backed the move saying it was the "right decision".
"When it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies and capitals around the world, one American flag flies," Pence told NBC News, "I think it’s the right decision, and we put no restrictions on displaying any other flags or any other displays at our embassies beyond that."
To push back on the Trump Admin's ban on pride flags, Daniel said he instated a law that meant the only flags allowed to fly in Gay Hell are pride ones.
According to an interview he gave to 'The Washington Post', that "law" was temporary, but he still hoped the stunt would provoke his young audience into standing up against the Trump Administration's restrictions on LGBTQ+ Americans.
"I have a very young audience, so I’m trying to get them more politically active," Daniel said.
This isn't the first time Daniel has pulled a stunt in Gay Hell, back in 2017 he paid to become "mayor for the day" where -- in protest against Trump's "Muslim ban" -- Daniel decreed heterosexuality to be illegal in the town.
Hell is not so much a town as it is a township, or unincorporated community, made up of about 73 people. Located almost 25 kilometres northwest of Ann Arbor, and has been up for sale for several years. Back in 2016, it was listed at $999,666 USD.
The man who has been behind Gay Hell's attempted sale, John Colone, and Daniel would have come to an agreement that brought the price down far, far lower considering their history with stunts -- plus Daniel's anti-Trump Hell stunts would bring a lot of attention to the 5 or so acres of land that makes up Hell.
Just a publicity stunt, a provocation or a bit of light-hearted Pride Month fun, whatever it is... we're planning our move to Gay Hell asap.
Featured image: Twitter @elijahdaniel.