The president is strengthening workplace protections and rolling back the military ban on transgender service.
If confirmed, Levine, a transgender woman, would take a top health care role as assistant secretary of health.
Veterans with discharges linked to their sexual orientation may be denied benefits until getting a discharge upgrade. But the process can take years.
The data isn't perfect, advocates say, but it's likely to prove useful to government agencies and employers.
After Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, activists continue push for legislation on discrimination
It is still not against the law to discriminate because of sex in places open to the public like stores or restaurants.
It had been legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender, deepening economic disparities.
"It's so rewarding to just provide good care, and be kind and have them feel safe," said Dr. Crystal Beal.
LGBTQ people could be a big part of the market for assisted reproductive technology and some fertility businesses are learning to cater to their needs.
Victoria's Secret recently hired its first openly transgender model.