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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Roland Martin to meet with gay advocacy group

Martin, ready to talk. (Stephen Lovekin - GETTY IMAGES)
Yesterday Roland Martin was suspended from his gig as an analyst with CNN — punishment for sending out homophobic tweets on Super Bowl Sunday. Martin’s Twitter feed last night provided a little hint as to what he might be doing during his break:

GLAAD is the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and it has been aggressive on the Martin issue since it emerged. In response to CNN’s decision to suspend Martin, GLAAD issued this statement:

CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community. [On Monday,] Martin also spoke out against anti-LGBT violence. We look forward to hearing from CNN and Roland Martin to discuss how we can work together as allies and achieve our common goal of reducing anti-LGBT violence as well as the language that contributes to it.

In other post-suspension news, a prominent speakers bureau has removed Martin from its Web site following his offensive remarks. We’re working to procure more details on this matter.

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Tags:  Roland Martin, GLAAD, cnn, suspension

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