An Open Letter to Roland Martin About Gay Slurs

In a blog entry at GLAAD's website, Morgan State University student Samantha Master tells CNN political analyst Roland Martin in no uncertain terms that homophobic verbiage does not fly, even in jest.

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CNN political analyst Roland Martin (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

In a blog entry at GLAAD, Morgan State University student Samantha Master blasts CNN political analyst Roland Martin for what she considers to be his homophobic Twitter rant about British soccer player David Beckham's H&M-underwear commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. She says that homophobic and transphobic verbiage is not funny. Ever.

I am not a gay man, thus I have never had my manhood checked, demeaned, or questioned in spaces reserved for hyper-masculine bravado. I will never understand how it feels to be consistently otherized for not being a “real bruh”, as if masculinity is rigid and absolute, and anyone who deviates from your concept of masculinity somehow deserves to be forcibly expelled from the fraternity of manhood. This realization aside, I come