Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Community

Orange is the New Black actress kicks off Manchester Pride

Joseph McCormick August 23, 2014

Manchester Pride has kicked off today with thousands of revellers, and a parade led by Orange is the New Black’s Lea DeLaria.

Comedian Lea DeLaria – who plays fan favourite Big Boo on the Netflix series – served as Grand Marshal for the event.

DeLaria led the procession through the city to applause from pride-goers.

Manchester 1

After the parade today, pride celebrations this weekend include a screening of the new season of Doctor Who, and performances by Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst and singer Anastasia.

Manchester 4

Edwina Currie at Manchester Pride

All Saints, Neon Jungle, Foxes are also on the line-up for the annual event, alongside former X Factor contestants Marcus Collins, Lucy Spraggan and Rowetta, and British four-piece girl group Neon Jungle.

Warwick Rowers

The Warwick Rowers at Manchester Pride

Celebrations will take place all weekend from 22-25 August.

The Pride festival released 300 discounted day tickets for the Big Weekend, available to Greater Manchester residents who are undergoing financial hardship.

LaurnceGHulse Pride

Image: Twitter user @LaurenceGHulse

More: Manchester, Manchester Pride

Read comments (0)

Close icon