At a Glance:Norm Kent has been a Project Contributor since January 2012, has written 22 entries and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale.
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
If there is a predator out there, cruising a social app like Grindr, it's better we find out before there are more victims. You don't sacrifice someone's life to protect someone else's sexual identity.Read More
If we are going to keep an Olympic flame going, let's make sure it lights the path towards universal equality and singes anyone who stands in our way.Read More
America has turned the corner on the possession of marijuana. No one wants it to be a crime anymore. Welcome to the party -- you can now come out of the closet. Read More
None of us has ever died from weed, but we have all been victims of the war against it. If you want a cause to fight for -- to get high on -- this is it.Read More
As the adult LGBT community finds more and more of a place at the table in our larger community's social and political life, we forget how difficult it can still be for young adults all across America.Read More