Elijah Daniel has bought a town in Michigan and renamed it ‘Gay Hell’

18 June 2019, 17:32

Elijah Daniel
Elijah Daniel. Picture: Instagram: @elijahdaniel

By Rachel Finn

"Y'all told me I was gonna go to hell for being gay my whole life so I bought it and made it full gay," Elijah tweeted.

YouTuber Elijah Daniel has bought a town in Michigan called ‘Hell’ and renamed it ‘Gay Hell’.

Elijah’s bold move comes after President Trump’s administration refused to allow embassies to fly rainbow flags during LGBTQ Pride Month this year. As excellent revenge, the 25-year-old has reportedly literally bought the town, which has a population of around 70 people, and renamed it ‘Gay Hell’.

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Announcing the news on Twitter, Elijah said: “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.”

The town has made a name for itself due to its unusual name and has a church made for weddings, a bar called the 'Hell Hole', a library, a gift shop and a place where people can declare their love by writing their names on a lock and attaching it to a bridge.

"Gay Hell has everything. A library, a place to lock your love in Gay Hell, and even a WEDDING CHAPEL TO GET GAY MARRIED IN HELL!" Elijah added. "YALL TOLD ME I WAS GONNA GO TO HELL FOR BEING GAY MY WHOLE LIFE SO I BOUGHT IT AND MADE IT FULLY GAY FUCK U HOMOPHOBES."

It’s not the first time Elijah has gone to (Gay) Hell to fight for LGBTQ rights either - back in 2017, he also became mayor of the town for the day, something the town offers as one of its many tourist attractions, quickly declaring: “As acting mayor of Hell, Michigan I hearby ban all heterosexuals from entering our town.”

“I love straights, but my #1 priority is the safety of my town. Until the heterosexual threat has been reviewed we cannot allow them to enter,” he joked on Twitter. He was quickly stripped of his title, saying: “Being impeached was fun @realDonaldTrump, you should try it.”

Now that Elijah is the new person in charge of Hell, Jeffree Star commented: “As a part time Michigan resident myself, I'd love to buy some land in Gay Hell! A cute pink mansion on a hill, nothing too fancy?”

One couple even posted a photo of themselves in the town with the caption: “Our gay love and legal marriage is forever cemented on the gates of Hell. It’s what @s8n would want.”

But for those of you planning to take a holiday to Gay Hell, you’ll have to be quick. John Colone, the town’s unofficial mayor who also runs the town for tourists, told Mashable that Elijah ownership of the town is only temporary. "Well, he paid the price of being a mayor for three days. But we gave him a discount," he said, explaining that the purchase allowed him to temporarily change the town’s name.

And if you're feeling particularly rich, you're in luck - apparently, you can buy the whole town outright for a perfectly reasonable $900,000. Sign us up.