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    The Bar That Posted An Anti-Trans Message Has Turned The Backlash Into Something Positive

    "It was a real teachable moment."

    Earlier this month, Toronto bar El Furniture Warehouse found itself in trouble after posting an anti-trans image to Instagram.

    The post was quickly deleted but screenshots circulated on social media.

    Amid the backlash, Toronto Pride officially distanced itself from the bar as other called for a boycott. Get REAL, a non-profit group that educates students about LGBT discrimination, had been planning an event at the bar, but that was swiftly cancelled.

    El Furniture Warehouse issued a public apology for the post, but even in that they used Jenner's former name.

    While the story could have stopped there, something else happened instead.

    Last Sunday, Get REAL held a workshop on gender issues for more than 100 El Furniture Warehouse employees.

    While it's unclear whether the person who posted that Instagram image attended the workshop, the bar appears to be taking the lesson to heart.

    They're also planning a future event to tackle gender inclusivity in Toronto's service industry.

    And the same Instagram account that shared that offensive image is now sharing information about trans issues with its 13,000 followers.

    The bar has also made donations to a local LGBT support group and the Trans Lifeline after speaking with members of Toronto's trans communities.

    Just got off the phone with an owner of EI Furniture Warehouse in Toronto. They will be donating money to local trans youth program today

    Sophia Banks, a trans advocate and photographer in Toronto, spent an hour on the phone with Young after the story blew up.

    "We talked abut transmisogyny, why it’s a problem, why it encourages violence against trans women," said Banks. "What I really emphasized is that you messed up and rather than a weak apology, you’re a corporation. You have money. Do something to help the community and help the kids that you’ve hurt."

    Banks said that rather than a boycott that could hurt El Furniture Warehouse's servers, she's glad some good has come out of the incident.

    "I was really amazed how making a phone call and saying, 'hey can we talk about this sort of thing,' you can make real change," she said.