Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested outside Ethel Smyth's home in Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey on 26 May 1913. Pankhurst is sitting on Smyth's knee, while Smyth shields her with an umbrella © Museum of London

Workplaces and Creativity

LGBTQ people have been employed in every profession and occupation. But at certain historical moments, they have been associated with some areas of employment more than others. This has often been due to simple stereotyping, especially regarding employment considered to be more suitable for the opposite sex. In other cases, some vocations were more welcoming, or at least exposure was less dangerous for LGBTQ people.