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Vermont Gay Bar Apologizes, Changes Name

Vermont gay bar apologizes, changes name

The owner of a gay bar in Vermont has abandoned the name Mister Sister and is seeking forgiveness after three months of bitter controversy.

The new name of the Winooski area's only gay bar, which opened in March, will be The Bridge Club.

"I hope everyone finds the humor in going to 'The Bridge Club' to party, sees the nod to the historic Winooski Bridge and recognizes the camaraderie and necessity in building bridges," owner Craig McGaughan wrote on Facebook.

"My wish is that we can all forgive and move forward," McGaughan continued. "Nothing good came from the fighting. No one won here."

The name Mister Sister, which McGaughan initially described as inclusive, sparked controversy because some people viewed the term as a slur against transgender people.

Read more at USA Today

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