We need to realize that the different communities within the LGBT communities are interwoven. Rules and laws that effect transgender people also have an effect on gay males, lesbians, and any other community.
If a city or state passes a law restricting discrimination in the workplace and housing based on sexual orientation - that can be limited to employer, landlords, and mortgage lenders cannot ask a person if they are gay, straight, or bisexual. That does not mean that the prospective employer, landlord, or lender can make assumptions on how an individual talks, dresses, or behaves. So, if an effeminate gay man applies for a job and doesn't get it, there is the potential that that person does not get the job because of the way this hypothetical man behaves, not because he is gay.