CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has apologized to a well-known Douglas cross-dresser for comments he says coincidentally fit the man's description.

Enzi called Larry "Sissy" Goodwin on Thursday to apologize after comments the senator made seemed refer to him. The senator was recorded saying that if a man goes into a bar wearing a tutu and gets into a fight, the man was asking for it in a way during a high school appearance.

Goodwin owns petticoats that he says are often confused for tutus. Enzi's spokesman says even though many people thought he was talking about Goodwin, the senator was talking in general.

Goodwin has accepted the senator's apology, which he described as genuine. He says they both agreed national press attention has opened up discussions on LGBT issues.