‘Orange is the New Black' Star to Serve as Grand Marshal for Chicago Pride Parade

“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.

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