Joe Mosca was named mayor of Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County this week, according to the Pasadena Star-News. Mosca and his partner have a 3-year-old son.
The night of Mosca’s appointment, his parents were visiting from Providence, R.I., a city that also, coincidentally, has a gay mayor, David Cicilline.
Mosca becomes the fifth openly gay mayor or mayor pro tem in Los Angeles County, according to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.
The others are Mayor Jeffrey Prang and Mayor Pro Tem John Heilman of West Hollywood, Mayor Mike Gin of Redondo Beach and Mayor Pro Tem Mitch Ward of Manhattan Beach.