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.