A sign in front of a central Alberta diner sparked outrage this week after people who saw it complained it was homophobic and transphobic.
Dozens of people took to social media to complain about the sign, which went up on Wednesday, saying it was disrespectful to the LGBTQ community.
The owner of the diner, Scott Shaw, appears to have posted an apology to the eatery’s Facebook page, before later deleting the account.
“It was not meant to offend anybody,” Shaw told Global News in a phone interview. “I have reached out to the organizations I have offended to apologize, and I will be meeting with them next week to see how I can work with those communities.”
“I apologize [for] how it all came across and I understand this is a sensitive issue.”
“I want to make things right.”
In Alberta, discrimination against transgender people is prohibited by Bill 7.
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With files from Jill Croteau.