Norm Kent

Norm Kent

Publisher

At a Glance:

Norm Kent has been a Project Contributor since January 2012, has written 28 entries and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale.

Bio

Norman Elliott Kent, a 1975 graduate of Hofstra University, is a publisher and criminal defense attorney based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, handling First Amendment, constitutional rights, and media law cases.

A pioneer in medical necessity defenses for marijuana users, Norm has represented patients, growers, and buyer's clubs throughout Florida for over 30 years. As far back as 1982, he sued the State of Florida to stop the deadly herbicide paraquat from being sprayed on marijuana fields.

Norm has authored 'The Pot Warriors Manifesto', contributes legal and advocacy columns to Counterpunch and lectures at legal seminars and conferences on first amendment and gay rights issues.
A cancer survivor who is a noted advocate for gay rights, Norm has appeared as a commentator on CNN, CNBC and FOX News. He is also presently the publisher of The South Florida Gay News, the largest weekly LGBT newspaper in the State of Florida.

Norm Kent: Recently Filed

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Stand Up and Be Counted

Filed by Norm Kent | July 08, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

America's LGBT communities are growing exponentially in number and size, in power and strength. We are out and proud of who we are. But we should never be comfortable breathing air in a world that is not universally free.Read More


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Harvey Milk & Me: From Woodmere to the White House

Filed by Norm Kent | May 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

For me, Harvey's life was more than a movie. In no small measure, Harvey's life touched my own. I grew up and went to high school in Woodmere, Long Island, New York. That's where Harvey was from.Read More


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Michael Sam: Let Him Play

Filed by Norm Kent | May 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

All the teams who passed over Michael Sam in the draft had made pronouncements that they wouldn't let his sexuality interfere with their selection process. Lies. They all did.Read More


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Be Who You Are

Filed by Norm Kent | April 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

You matter. You can make a difference. Many of you wonder how. There are many ways and multiple moments that fall your way.Read More


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Michael Sam Tackles NFL Homophobia by Coming Out

Filed by Norm Kent | March 12, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Michael Sam and Jason Collins open doors today to make it easier for many more athletes tomorrow.Read More