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Daily Mirror
James Ingham

Spice Girls stood for gay power, not just girl power, says Attitude winner Mel C

Mel C shows her flex appeal as she celebrates winning an honorary gay award by balancing a trophy on her foot.

Rumours about Sporty Spice’s sexuality have been rife since the Spice Girls found fame in 1996.

But singer Mel, 48, said: “I had zero problem with people thinking I was gay. If I was gay, so what? It’s not a bad thing, it’s a brilliant thing.”

Telling of her pride at winning “honorary gay” at Attitude magazine’s awards, she added: “The Spice Girls were about embracing individuality.

“Everybody was invited into our gang. It wasn’t just girl power, it was gay power.”

Mel C with her Attitude trophy (Mark Cant/Attitude)
Sporty Spice Mel C in the photoshoot (Mark Cant/Attitude)

Footie fan Mel also told of opposing Qatar, with its shocking homophobia and human rights record, hosting the World Cup.

Her book Who I Am and Attitude: The Awards Issue are out now.

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