Dame Kelly urges you to share how the pre-2000 LGBT ban affected your life

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Dame Kelly Holmes has talked exclusively to ITV about how the pre-2000 LGBT ban affected her.

“The two-time gold medal winning Olympic champion said she realised she was gay at the age of 18 after kissing a fellow female soldier, and that her family and friends have known since 1997.

Dame Kelly struggled with her mental health because of having to hide her sexuality, and that she had to keep several same-sex relationships she had during her time in the Women’s Royal Army Corps secret, for fear of being court marshalled.”

There’s still time for you to submit your experiences. As Dame Kelly says about veterans: “They deserve to be heard”.