Gay YouTuber Elijah Daniel has claimed to have purchased the entire town of Hell, Michigan (population 15) and immediately issued a decree that only Pride flags can be flown there.
Because Daniel is a comedian and music producer, it’s unclear whether he actually purchased the town or is merely joking about it. But regardless, he decided to fly only Pride flags for a serious reason: to protest Trump’s recent banning of rainbow flags at U.S. embassies during Pride month.
Daniel reportedly renamed the town “Gay Hell” (as in “What in gay hell is wrong with that drunk twink?”) and told Sky News, “[I was] trying to find the easiest political office to hold. I contacted like 50 towns and all of them were like ‘No, you’re not allowed to be our mayor.’ And then I hit up Hell and they were like, ‘Absolutely.'”
Here’s his tweet announcing his new “ownership” of Hell:
ahead of pride month Trump’s administration put a ban on embassy’s flying pride flags.
so as of today, I am now the owner of Hell, Michigan. I bought the whole town.
And my first act as owner, I have renamed my town to Gay Hell, MI.
The only flags allowed to fly are pride. pic.twitter.com/AKOcZm2Jvm
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 17, 2019
This isn’t the first time Daniel has found himself in Hell. In 2017, he paid $100 to literally become the Mayor of Hell for a day: He got a coffee mug, a badge, a set of devil horns to wear and even phone calls to make important decisions.
Immediately after becoming mayor in 2017, Daniel tweeted, “I would like to be the first U.S. mayor to go on record and say that ‘eating *ss is dope.’” Then, he banned all straight people from entering Hell as a way to mock Trump’s hardline anti-immigration policies.
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In his official proclamation banning all straight people, Daniel wrote, “The straights coming into our town, procreating, having more straight children to take our rightfully gay jobs…. I currently feel as if it would just be safer to ban all heterosexuality until we can assess the situation further and build a strategy to resolve our problem.”
He declared that heterosexuals caught living in Hell would have to pay an $84,000 “reproductive precautionary deposit” which would be returned after one year of abstaining from heterosexual activities. Any straight people who refused to go through mandatory “ex-heterosexual therapy” sessions would have to “wear a scarlet H and meet in the town center at 5:30am wearing cargo shorts every morning to be publicly straight-shamed.”
I REALLY, TRUlY want this to be true, if only for those trying to negotiate with our national administrations terrorist-like behavior!
I mean, right?!
This is great news. now is the chance to align tolerance
So strange, not sure if what one does to a town of a population 15 really matters to anybody. is this a commune? Maybe have a cook out and celebrate.
another example of ugly, arrogant offensive gay intrusion
More fun than ugly arrogant offensive conservative intrusion. And less intrusive to women, for certain.
The only thing arrogant is your comment
I believe he’s simply trying to show how ridiculous the overreach of government can be. I like it. I myself have often thought that there was something inherently unnatural in heterosexuality.
Yep, he quite intelligent by doing this!
In the 1970s, in response to widespread anti-gay sentiment, there were multiple schemes to create a “gay utopia.” These involved gays migrating en masse to an underpopulated state, county or town to take it over. Some even envisioned the creation of a gay microstate – an actual country. Of course, none of these ever came close to fruition. It was all dreaming, with no practical skills and no cash to back it up. But it’s interesting to imagine what might have happened if there had been competent gay professionals working on it, and one or two gay multi-billionaires with the cash to make it a reality.
Settle down, everyone. Hell is a store, a bar, and a putt-putt course — oh, and a little chapel. That’s it. Back in the 1800s there was a grist mill and such, which at a time when most people were farmers made it a ‘town.’ The previous owner had a lot of fun with the name, even hosting events like HearseFest until last year when the local authorities shut it down for lack of permits and insufficient parking space. Hopefully this fellow will continue with what works. If he tries to turn it into something political it’ll all fade away. The people to whom that sort of thing would appeal won’t drive that far out of their way just to make a point.
Do you know how much he paid for Hell? The story above doesn’t say.
I lived in A2 int he 70s and had a coworker from Brighton who’d ride his bike to Hell and back after work. Also, the inevitable arrival of local broadcasters (usually channel 7) each to year to show that, indeed, Hell HAD frozen over.
And the postmark.
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