Published: Sep 27, 2010 3:57 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 27, 2010 12:57 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (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 situations.