Lea DeLaria has been breaking barriers for some time. Not only is she a gay, butch woman, she is doing a damned good job playing one on TV.
Celebrated for her role as Big Boo on Orange Is The New Black, this 56-year-old has had a long and incredible career.
And now, she is the grand marshal of Manchester Pride today (23 August).
I spoke to her on the phone yesterday, and she was in an incredibly upbeat mood – definitely in the Pride spirit.
I hear girls have been trying to hunt you down, is that true?