March 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm EST | by Michael K. Lavers
‘Tranny stix’ menu item sparks controversy
pizza, gay news, Washington Blade

(Public domain photo by Jon Sullivan)

PORTLAND, Ore.—A local pizza restaurant has removed an item from its menu in response to criticism from advocates who claimed it was transphobic.

Lonesome’s Pizza in downtown Portland described its breadsticks as “tranny stix.” PQ Monthly reported an image of restaurant co-owner Nic Reddy in drag accompanied the menu item.

“The absolute last thing we ever want to do is upset somebody who’s already got a rough road,” Reddy told the newspaper. “The idea of doing that makes us all feel pretty horrible. So, if you’re transgender, we’re all apologies.”

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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