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In March, Gloria Casarez, director of LGBT affairs for the Mayor’s Office, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

A CVS pharmacist told HIV/AIDS service organization Calcutta House last week that he could not fill the agency’s monthly prescription for more than 11,000 dosages of HIV/AIDS medications, which are dispensed to the organization’s clients, because Calcutta owed the pharmacy $217 in back payments, prompting a protest Sept.

About 70 representatives of LGBT community centers from around the nation, as well as from Israel and Canada, converged on the William Way LGBT Community Center Sept.

City officials are seeking the immediate eviction of a local Boy Scouts chapter from a city-owned building, though the Scouts maintain their federal anti-bias lawsuit should take precedence over the eviction action.

The Gayborhood will be brimming with community organizations next weekend during the 19th-annual OutFest celebration, with two of the groups receiving special recognition for their longstanding commitment to the local LGBT community.

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