Roland Martin to meet with gay advocacy group


Martin, ready to talk. (Stephen Lovekin/GETTY IMAGES)

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.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

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