United States' society, from it's inception, has been structured in a manner that privileges maleness and masculinity over femininity and prioritizes a binary worldview of gender and sexuality. This becomes evident when one looks at the trends, like women not being able to have personal property in the U.S. until 1844, or have the right to vote until 1920, or the fact that women on average make 79 cents to a white man's dollar, and the gender pay gap between Latina and black women to white men much worse.
"Amnesty International believes that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy their human rights. Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights does not explicitly mention sexual orientation or gender identity, evolving conceptions of international human rights law include a broad interpretation to include the rights and the protection of the rights of LGBT people around the world"
Equality Federation is an organization that works with state-based organizations and advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples. The website also hosts an interactive "equality" map that provides in depth information on the levels of equality and legal statuses of LGBTQ people across the nation in the workforce, family, religion, and many other fields.
"The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers." - an excerpt from the Consortium Mission Statement