Key West Task Force Seeks to Keep Gays Safe

By: AP
By: AP

Key West, Florida (AP) --

A new task force in Key West is seeking keep gays safe from hate crimes.

The Anti-Hate Crimes Task Force hopes to bring more diversity
training to Key West schools following an incident last month in
which a man and his boyfriend were beaten and referred to with a
gay slur.

The Key West Citizen reports the Gay and Lesbian Community
Center also is developing an information sheet to distribute to
bars, restaurants, taxi drivers and other businesses that will
contain tips on what to do if attacked, and on avoiding dangerous

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  • by Tom on Sep 28, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    It's not that it's preferential treatment, it's that "that's where the problem is cropping up." Sort of like when the cop's drug task force goes after where the problem is bigger. I guess in this case it's people going out of their way to be preying on them. I guess the Key West Chamber of Commerce would probably want that stopped, too - bad for business and all that. I never figured out why some people get so rabid as to go out and attack gay folks. I mean, if you don't like someone, then why go near them? And they should also remember, some of those gay guys are into all that pumping iron business!
  • by ETurnage Location: Tallahassee on Sep 27, 2010 at 05:38 AM
    So let me see if I understand this. If you attack a homosexual your going to be in more trouble than if you attacked a straight person? That doesn't sound like equality, that sounds like preferential treatment. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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