YouTuber buys MI town and calls it Gay Hell to protest Trump

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US YouTube personality Elijah Daniel has returned to Hell, this time to buy the tiny MI town and rename it "Gay Hell" in protest of President Donald Trump.

Daniel famously banned straight people from entering the Livingston County town when he took advantage of the town's "Mayor for a Day" promotion in 2017. It's making National News.

Daniel, 25, a California resident, has declined to disclose how much he paid for Gay Hell.

The reason behind this is all political and I don't like talking politics but I do think this is very amusing.

If you have never been to Gay Hell, it's worth it just to check off your bucket list.

"I have a young audience who is 16 to 24 who would not be involved in politics if it wasn't in a amusing or meme way", said Daniel to NBC News.

Daniel announced his new purchase on Twitter as a response to the Trump administration's ban on U.S. embassies flying rainbow pride flags during International Pride Month.

Gay Hell, which is about 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, has been on sale for years.

Explaining his stunt, Daniel said, "I have a young audience, who is 16 to 24, who would not be involved in politics if it wasn't in a amusing or meme way". It's now known as Gay Hell, Mich., thanks to Daniel. "A lot of upset Trump fans, but that's nothing new to me".

Daniel told NBC News in a phone interview on Monday that his flag rule is intended as a joke and there will not be a ban on other flags.

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence did not back down when asked if he supported the State Department's decision not to fly the rainbow Gay Pride flag on the flagpoles outside American embassies. He says he hopes to do an annual festival to welcome more people to Gay Hell.

The Detroit Free Press reported that the town of Hell was on the market for $900,000 in 2016.

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