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South Florida Gay News publisher Norm Kent critical of media for not reporting missing FSU grad is gay

ryanNorm Kent, publisher of South Florida Gay News, has written an editorial chastising mainstream media for not reporting that missing Florida State University grad Ryan Uhre of Weston is gay.

Every news story is painfully short of facts, beyond that he was seen leaving Andrew’s Capital Grille and then a convenience store, in Tallahassee, alone. And no one is using the ‘gay word,’ which is sheer stupidity. It is the clue that could help us find him, or at the very least, give us a place to look.

Tragically, even his own father, traumatized by his son’s disappearance, won’t discuss his son’s sexuality. Three times on Tuesday, he hung up on me, stating that a discussion of this sort “won’t help anything.” Yes, it might, dad. Unfortunately, pained though you are, this lead could very well help open up hidden doors. Young gay men and women have been hiding behind them for too long.

Click here to read Kent’s complete editorial.

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