Councilman Joe Smith: Being Gay A Non-Issue
Joseph C. Smith was elected to his first term as a Havre de Grace City Council member in May.
Joseph Smith never addressed his sexual orientation during the spring election season.
He didn't have to.
“One of the highlights of my election in Havre de Grace was that my being openly gay was never an issue during the campaign," Smith told The Washington Blade. "None of my opponents mentioned it and one even told me after the election that if anyone brought it up they were quick to say it was a 'non-issue.' This demonstrates quiet progress for a part of the state that has a pretty conservative reputation."
Smith was featured by The Blade in an article entitled "'Quiet progress' in Harford County."
Smith, 48, and his partner, Don Starr, have lived in Havre de Grace since 2006, the article said.