Dame Kelly Holmes has come out as gay at the age of 52. In the late 90s and early 2000s, she wowed sports spectators during her successful career as an accomplished athlete.

During that time, she earned numerous accolades for her performances in the 1,500 m event. But in 2004, Dame Kelly skyrocketed to fame when she took home two gold medals for her 800 m and 1,500 m races during the Athens Olympic Games.

Since stepping away from the sports world, the successful philanthropist and author is now ready to step into her truth as a gay woman.