March 11, 2005
Tickets are on sale for "Be a Force for Change: Providing a Home at the End of the World," the first annual AIDS benefit held on the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

The event, which is offered on both March 30 and 31, will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the East Building's multi purpose room at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike in Lancaster. Each evening will begin with a social hour and end with time for discussion following presentation of the movie, A Home at the End of the World. The movie, which looks at what is meant by love, commitment and loyalty and re-examines the idea of family, stars Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright Penn and Sissy Spacek.

ALLIES, an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, is sponsoring the event to benefit the AIDS Community Alliance of South Central Pennsylvania. The organization provides community-based comprehensive HIV care and education services to individuals, families, and communities impacted by HIV and AIDS. It also administers federally funded HIV housing programs for individuals living with HIV.

"Being the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender club, we are really affected by AIDS," explained Justin Fernandez, vice president of ALLIES. "It is important that we help out our community-gay or straight. We want to be part of our community and that means helping people who need help."

Tickets for the event are $3 for students and $5 for non-students and can be purchased at HACC's Lancaster Campus business office from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday. ALLIES members will also be selling tickets on campus and in their club office 105E.

ALLIES is a student-led organization that provides education, support, and a safe social atmosphere among students and staff in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. The group hopes to increase awareness of GLBT issues and help people understand and become more sensitive to the difficulties faced by the GLBT community and individuals.

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