“Orange is the New Black” star Lea DeLaria will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2017 Chicago Pride Parade, organizers announced Wednesday.

The 58-year-old actress, and Illinois native, is best known for her award-winning role as “Big Boo” in the hit Netflix series.

Organizers noted she was selected as the grand marshal for her long-time activism in the LGBT community, which earned her the Equality Illinois Freedom Award in 2015.

DeLaria will ride in a convertible near the front of the procession.

The 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade steps off June 25.

Published at 11:26 AM CDT on May 24, 2017 | Updated at 8:55 PM CDT on May 24, 2017


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