CNN’s Roland Martin agrees to meet with GLAAD after homophobic tweets
Just hours after he was suspended from CNN for homophobic tweets sent during the Super Bowl, Roland Martin said he would meet with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which had been pushing for his firing since Sunday. Martin tweeted late Wednesday night, "Fam, late last night I received word of GLAAD's invitation to meet with me, and as I have informed CNN I look forward to meeting with GLAAD in the near future and having a productive dialogue." GLAAD responded, "We look forward to a productive dialogue and to working together as well." No time or date has yet been set for the meeting, which GLAAD hopes will "ensure better coverage that works toward ending anti-LGBT violence," according to a statement from spokesman Rich Ferraro. The statement praised progress made this week: "Yesterday, CNN spoke out against anti-LGBT violence and Martin reported on Brandon White, a 20 year-old victim of an anti-gay attack in Atlanta."