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OKLAHOMA CITY – Ali Meyer interviews David Carter, the author of “Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution”.

Carter visits Oklahoma City for the first time and will be the  guest of honor at Monday night’s AIDS Walk Benefit at the Copa Event Center.

The Stonewall Riots are a series of violent demonstrations against police raids that transpired at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City in June of 1969.

According to Wikipedia: “The demonstrations are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.”

To celebrate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, AIDS Walk OKC has invited Carter to be its special guest at the COPA Monday evening. Tickets are $40, which includes dinner and the show. Dinner kicks off at 7 p.m., with the show getting underway at 8 p.m. Call the COPA at 405-525-0730 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.