Gay Hell

Gay Hell

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Gay Hell is a town in Michigan bought by YouTuber Elijah Daniel in protest against President Donald Trump's ban on embassies flying pride flags.


On August 30th, 2017, @elijahdaniel[2] tweeted, "As of today, August 30th, 2017 I am the legal mayor of Hell, Michigan. This is real. I am the mayor of Hell" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 117,500 likes and 31,900 retweets in two years. Anyone can become the Mayor of Hell for $100.[1] Daniel went on to tweet, "As acting mayor of Hell, Michigan I hearby ban all heterosexuals from entering our town" (shown below, right). The tweet gained over 47,400 likes and 14,400 retweets in two years. He, like many of the other mayors of hell, was impeached the next day.

elijah daniel @elijahdaniel As of today, August 30th, 2017 I am the legal mayor of Hell, Michigan. This is real. I am the mayor of Hell ATES OF HELL Proclamation Declaring Whereas, the town of Hell, Michia needs a Mayor, and Whertas, no one else wents Hhe jot, and Whereas, being the Mayor of Hell can be a devil of a responsibility, and Whertas, we have finally ferund a sucker whe actually wants tlue job Now, therefore, We, the citizens of Hell, Michigan, do hereby proclaim Elijah Daniel to be Mayor of Hell, Michigan on this 3oth day of August, 2017 OT ntil someone better comes along Odun fleate Itel, A Odwm Plenty, former Mayor, Hetl, Michigan Sianed, sealed, and singed in Hel 12:17 PM - 30 Aug 2017 WORLTD elijah daniel @elijahdaniel As acting mayor of Hell, Michigan I hearby ban all heterosexuals from entering our town. I, Elijah Daniel, acting Mayor of Hell, Michigan, hereby ban all heterosexuals from entering the town of Hell, Michigan Growing up, I was always told that homosexuals would go to Hell, now the heterosexuals are trying to take this from us too. As of today, measures to keep radical heterosexuals out of our town. We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our town the very heterosexual threats we are fighting against. The straights coming into our town, procreating, having We only and love deeply ban all heterosexuality until we can access the situation further and build a strategy to resolve our problem. 2017,I am establishing August new vetting more straight children to take our rightfully gay jobs. want to admit those into our town who will support our town people. I currently feel as if it would just be safer to our responsibility and priority is to protect Hell. We are a Our number one compassionate town, and we support the heterosexuals, but it's time to reevaluate and strengthen our vetting process. And we can no longer in good conscience allow straights heterosexuals out of our town. Any heterosexuals currently residing in Hell will instead be charged deposit, which will be returned after one year of abstinence from any heterosexual activities. to enter. However, we will not deport an $84,000 reproductive precautionary We will also be offering a heterosexual reparative therapy program for hetero residents who would like to denounce their heterosexuality and become gay like the rest of the town. The therapy is not mandatory for heterosexual residents, but it is highly encouraged as all hetero residents who do not participate in reparative therapy will be required wear a scarlet H and meet in the town center at 5:30am wearing cargo shorts 12:40 PM - 30 Aug 2017

Notable Developments

On June 17th, 2019, @elijahdaniel[5] tweeted, "ahead of pride month Trump’s administration put a ban on embassy’s flying pride flags.[3] 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" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 259,700 likes and 57,900 retweets in a day. Daniel went on to tweet, "Gay Hell, Mi has everything. A library, a place to lock your love in Gay Hell, and even a WEDDING CHAPEL TO GET GAY MARRIED IN HELL!" with pictures attached (shown below, right). The tweet garnered over 56,100 likes and 4,800 retweets in a day.

On June 18th, 2019, @BrianAbelTV posted a video of "the man behind Hell, Mi – explaining how this whole thing played out" (shown below). The video accumulated over 500 likes in a day.

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