Norm Kent

Norm Kent


At a Glance:

Norm Kent has been a Project Contributor since January 2012, has written 24 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

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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


Your Penis is Showing

Filed by Norm Kent | March 10, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Have you ever stopped to think about how much your penis pics on Grindr, Scruff, etc. might be worth to business competitors, ex-lovers, or to litigants in a contested divorce case? You should.Read More

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Why Grindr Mattered in Ryan Uhre's Death

Filed by Norm Kent | February 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

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

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Flame & Shame in Sochi

Filed by Norm Kent | January 31, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

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

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Puff & Pass: Welcome to the Pot Party

Filed by Norm Kent | January 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

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