Orange is the New Black actress kicks off Manchester Pride
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.
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.
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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.
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Celebrations will take place all weekend from 22-25 August.
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