5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 25

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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 18

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LGBT activists among those invited to attend tonight’s State of the Union address

Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith

A lesbian activist who works to help military families is among First Lady Michelle Obama’s invited guests for tonight's State of the Union Address. LGBT Americans will also be listening to hear if President Obama includes marriage equality or other gay issues in the speech, as he did in his inaugural address last month.

Tracey Hepner, the co-founder of Military Partners and Families Coalition, is the wife of the military's first-ever lesbian general, Tammy Smith.

From the White House description of Hepner, distributed today: Tracey is a co-founder of the Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC), which provides support, resources, education, and advocacy for LGBT military partners and their families.  Outside of her work with MPFC, Tracey works full time for the Department of Homeland Security as a Master Behavior Detection Officer.  She is married to the first openly gay or lesbian general officer in the military, Army Brigadier General Tammy Smith.

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Georgia’s LGBT delegates revel in Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention

For the LGBT delegates representing Georgia and its congressional districts at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week has reignited their  passion for the political process.

Seven members of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia are in attendance in Charlotte, according to Georgia Democrats, including LGBT Caucus Chair Jim Taflinger and Caucus Secretary Bob Gibeling.

Reese McCranie, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's deputy director of communications, called the convention atmosphere “electrifying” in a telephone interview with GA Voice. McCranie is one of the seven delegates from Georgia's Fifth Congressional District.