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Youtuber Buys Town Of ‘Gay Hell’ Michigan And Creates Law To Only Fly Pride Flags

It's important to remember that pride month isn't just a celebration. At its core, it is a fight for equality and human rights.

The rainbow flag that represents the LGBTQ+ community is a symbol of acceptance and safety for a lot of people. Governments, institutions, and people in the public eye can say a lot about their views through a single choice to either display or disagree to display the flag during pride month.

The flag has been a subject of controversy since the month started.

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While Wisconsin decided to fly a pride flag at their state Capitol for the first time in history, the Trump administration has banned the flying of the rainbow flag at any embassies.

Many celebrities have spoken out against the ban, including Youtuber and Musician Elijah Daniel.

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Daniel is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his public support of the LGBTQ+ community. Documenting his daily life through his Youtube channel, Daniel has 'stirred the pot' pretty frequently with endeavors such as rewriting the bible to make it 'gayer' and his choice of stage name.

About a year ago, Elijah became the mayor of Hell, Michigan for a day.

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Yep, the town is actually named Hell. The event was meant to serve as an interesting stunt for Elijah's vlog channel, but it seems that he got pretty attached to the town's citizens, leaders, and quaint yet hilarious decor.

Now, Elijah Daniel has officially purchased the entire town.

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"As of today, I am now the owner of Hell, Michigan. I bought the whole town," he announced via Twitter, "and my first act as owner, I have renamed my town to Gay Hell, MI."

Trump's pride flag ban influenced Gay Hell, Michigan's first new law.

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"Ahead of pride month, Trump’s administration put a ban on embassy’s [sic] flying pride flags," Daniel continued. "In my town, the only flags allowed to fly are pride."

The town's renaming and new pride flag law have garnered a lot of attention.

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Naturally, his fan base is fully supportive of their lovely queer capital.

"This is the best thing to ever happen EVER," one Twitter user writes, "Can this be the central party spot for all gay weddings from now on please???"

Though Daniel's purchase may not be doing much in political spheres, it's certainly helped tourism for the little town.

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Do you think that this whole thing is ludicrous, or will you be taking your own trip to Gay Hell, Michigan?

Pride month has been truly wild, and we're only halfway through it.

h/t: Twitter