The National Coalition of Rent Boys and Allies was founded by South Florida attorney Norman Elliott Kent, a well known First Amendment rights advocate who has represented clients in the adult entertainment industry including dancers and entertainers, along with modeling agencies, nightclubs, newspapers, magazines, and radio talk show hosts.
His client list has included the renowned SCREW Publisher Al Goldstein, the late Neil Rogers, and numerous groups who have asserted First Amendment in the face of government repression, including the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, where Kent has served as a past chair and on its legal committee.
Kent is also the publisher of the South Florida Gay News and a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. He is a frequent lecturer on legal issues, who has appeared on CNN, Fox News and more recently, regularly as a cannabis advocate on the Nancy Grace show. He hosted his own radio show on WFTL 850 AM for nearly 10 years.
Stephan Ferris is a law student at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco, CA. He is the president of the LGBT student organization OUTLAW, expecting to earn his Juris Doctorate in 2017.
Raised in Las Vegas, Stephan is a graduate of San Francisco State University. Stephan earned his Bachelor of Arts in 2012, with a major in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, focusing on Law & Regulation of the media. While attending, he won the Robert Westwood Scholarship in recognition of his social activism in relation to HIV prevention and treatment.
While a law student he has clerked for firms specializing in LGBT legal matters, including advocating asylum for minorities who were displaced by their sexuality, gender identity or HIV status. Stephan has done community work as an HIV activist, fundraiser, and event coordinator; he is now using his legal skills for direct advocacy.
Recognized as a dynamo of the adult industry, and a prominent award winning director, mr. Pam is an openly bisexual member of the LGBT community. Not only has she dedicated her life to advancing the imagery of gay eroticism through her films, she has also been an outspoken advocate for LGBT equality, escort rights and encouraging sexual exploration.
Honored for her films in the Sex Worker Film Festival in the mid-90’s, mr. Pam has since been an advocate for escorts, strippers and adult performers. With boundless energy, mr. Pam generates optimism as a public speaker, enthusiastically promoting cultural change and advancing social media platforms while hosting and photographing events, Lovingly referred to as “Gaypornmama”by her “porn boys”, mr. Pam is a proud voice calling for the decriminalization of escorting.