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