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Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Kelly Holmes Announces She Is Gay

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Dame Kelly Holmes pictured earlier this year

Dame Kelly Holmes has announced that she is gay, saying she felt coming out was something she “needed to do now”.

Speaking during Pride month, the two-time Olympic gold medallist said she realised she was gay at the age of 17 after kissing a fellow female soldier, and that her family and friends have known since 1997.

She told the Sunday Mirror: “I needed to do this now, for me. It was my decision. I’m nervous about saying it. I feel like I’m going to explode with excitement.

“Sometimes I cry with relief. The moment this comes out,........

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