LGBT History Project: Florida’s panhandle once hosted the largest LGBT gathering in the country

By : Graham Brunk, SPECIAL TO WATERMARK FROM THE LGBT HISTORY PROJECT
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Emma Jones was one of the greatest LGBT allies in the 1960s in northern Florida. Too bad she didn’t actually exist.

When a reporter once went looking for the mysterious woman he was told, “Honey, the Emma Jones Society is you and me and every other faggot in this town, and nobody here gives a damn who Miss Emma Jones herself is.”

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