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Pride in London - live: Dame Kelly Holmes and Emily Sandé join capital’s biggest march

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and singer Emeli Sandé are among those attending the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride parade.The athlete and songstress, both of whom recently came out publicly as gay, shared their excitement at being part of what the London Mayor’s office described as the biggest Pride in the capital ever.Pride in London returned to the capital for the first time since 2019, celebrating 50 years since the very first march took place in 1972.More than one million people attended the parade which began at 12pm today. Those marching today will called on the UK government...
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Dame Kelly Holmes and Emeli Sande at London’s ‘biggest ever Pride’

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes, singer Emeli Sande and TV presenter Phillip Schofield joined crowds attending the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride parade.The athlete and songstress, both of whom recently came out publicly as gay, shared their excitement at being part of what the London Mayor’s office described as the biggest Pride in the capital ever.Schofield also took to social media to share his Pride experience, describing it as a “wonderful and inspiring day”.Crowds – which Sadiq Khan’s office said were made up of more than one million revellers – in rainbow colours and wearing face paint, glitter, jewels...
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Dame Kelly Holmes attends first London Pride since coming out as gay

Dame Kelly Holmes, who recently came out publicly as gay, attended this year’s Pride in London event on Saturday (2 July). Cheered on by hundreds of people, Holmes proudly declared herself as part of the gay community on the London Pride’s stage.She told the crowd: “For 34 years I have never been able to say those words until two weeks ago, due to the fear of judgment and retribution that was instilled in me since the age of 18.”“I have a lot to learn about this community”, she added.Click here to sign up to our newsletters. Read More Preserved ‘vintage’ Burger King restaurant found behind a wall in US mallPride parade returns to London as thousands celebrate 50th anniversaryPride in London: Heartstopper cast members march in parade
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Dame Kelly Holmes and Emeli Sande among huge crowds at Pride in London

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and singer Emeli Sande are among those attending the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride parade. The athlete and songstress, both of whom recently came out publicly as gay, shared their excitement at being part of the celebrations in London which are expected to draw more than a million people.

‘Can’t believe the s*** she went through’: Viewers stunned by Kelly Holmes documentary Being Me

Fans are feeling emotional after watching Kelly Holmes’s powerful coming out documentary, Being Me, on ITV last night (26 June).In the one-off documentary, the double Olympic champion opened up about her coming out journey.Holmes came as gay just a week ago, and this film followed her as she prepared to break the news, and explored the many reasons why she felt unable to do so for more than three decades.It covered her fear of coming out when she was in the army as a teenager, and the impact that hiding her sexuality has had on her mental health.“Really proud...
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Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes comes out as gay

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Homes has announced that she’s gay, after keeping her sexuality secret for 34 years. In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, the 52-year-old, who won gold in the 800m and 1500m at the Athens Olympics in 2004, also spoke about the severe mental health difficulties she had been through while keeping her sexuality secret.

Dame Kelly Holmes breaks down on This Morning after coming out as gay

Athlete Dame Kelly Holmes, 52, was in tears during an emotional This Morning interview after coming out as gay.The former Olympian told Phillip Schofield that she “had never been happy” until now, where she is able to live her life “authentically” after years of hiding her sexuality.Dame Holmes reduced Phillip Schofield to tears after detailing that she “had been in a bad way a lot”, and had had a “break down” in 2020 after realising that “if she couldn’t release it, she didn’t know what she would do”.Click here to read our free newsletter
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This Morning's Phillip Schofield breaks down in tears at Kelly Holmes interview

Note: The following article contains discussion of themes including self-harm that some readers may find upsetting. This Morning's Phillip Schofield broke down in tears during Dame Kelly Holmes' interview while exchanging coming-out experiences on the show. Olympic champion Holmes came out as gay in an article in The Mirror over...

Dame Kelly Holmes hoping to finally find happiness after coming out as gay

Dame Kelly Holmes hopes being open about her sexuality will bring contentment to her life as she admitted: “I don’t feel I have ever been happy.”Holmes, 52, who won Olympic gold in the women’s 800 and 1500 metres at the 2004 Games in Athens, says she feels as though she is finally “releasing herself” after coming out as gay over the weekend.In an interview with ITV’s This Morning programme, Holmes said: “I became a self harmer, I didn’t want to be here frankly at some points in my life.“I’ve been in a bad way a lot and in 2020 I...

Dame Kelly Holmes says she can finally be ‘happy’ after coming out as gay

Dame Kelly Holmes has said she can finally be “happy” after coming out as gay over the weekend.In an appearance on This Morning on Monday 20 June, the former Olympic athlete and British Army member said she feels a “mixture of relief and apprehension” after opening up about her sexuality.Holmes revealed her sexuality in an interview with The Mirror on Saturday 18 June, telling the publication that she could “explode with excitement”.“I needed to do this now, for me. It was my decision. I’m nervous about saying it,” she said.“Sometimes I cry with relief. The moment this comes out, I’m...
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Kelly Holmes comes out as gay after living in fear for years

Dame Kelly Holmes has come out as gay at the age of 52 after "spending her whole life" terrified that she would get into trouble for having relationships with women while in the army. The gold medal winning Olympian first realised she was gay when she was just 17, while...
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Dame Kelly Holmes comes out as gay

Dame Kelly Holmes has come out as gay. The 52-year-old Olympic champion first kissed a woman when she was 17 and admitted her family and friends have known about her sexuality since 1997, so she finally feels free after making the decision to open up publicly about her personal life.