‘I Didn’t Want to Be Gay’: Elizabeth Smart’s Dad Opens Up About Sexuality

Ed Smart, who announced that he was gay back in August, was speaking at an LGBTQ conference in Utah at the weekend when he made the revealing comments. “I didn’t want to identify myself that way. I didn’t want to be that person,” he said, according to Deseret News. “I stayed in the closet. I suppressed that. Out of shame, out of hate for myself, I just didn’t want that to be me.”