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.”

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  • Gregory E. Miller

    Eye roll.

  • Astral Pretzel

    Sad.
    They got him bent over – right where they want him.
    Stand up STRAIGHT, MAN!!
    Pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Since when did every anti-homosexual comment rise to the level of “homophobic”?  Websters defines a phobia as, “An exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation.”  Martin’s tweet did not even get into the shadow of being phobic.  Please people, pay attention to the language you use and use it appropriately.  This applies to Martin and those writing about him.