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"I needed to do this now, for me": Olympic hero Dame Kelly Holmes comes out as gay

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British Olympic hero Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed she is gay. Kelly, who won two golds at the 2004 games in Athens, has told how she lived a 'secret life' for 34 years.

In an exclusive interview with The Mirror, she said: "There have been lots of dark times where I wished I could scream that I am gay – but I couldn’t." She has decided to come out during Pride Month, which celebrates LGBTQ+ communities. "I needed to do this now, for me," she explained. "It was my decision.

I’m nervous about saying it. I feel like I’m going to explode with excitement. READ MORE : Boy, 14, arrested after 13-year-old stabbed in park "Sometimes I cry with relief.

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