Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride 2015 Chooses Lea DeLaria as Marshal

Lea DeLaria from “Orange is the New Black” will be our Vallarta Pride 2015’s Marshal

As Vallarta Pride 2015’s board we are we are glad to announce that the talented comedian, jazz musician and actress LEA DELARIA will be Vallarta Pride’s Grand Marshal in our 2015 parade. That will be celebrated on May 23th 2015 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. DeLARIA will also participate in Big Boob’s Birthday Bash, the all women’s party, which will celebrate her birthday

To introduce our grand marshal we give you a few lines:

LEA DELARIA seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. And while she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional “hey it’s you” to not being able to walk into a Dollar Store in a suburb without getting asked for a picture, the fact is, Lea has been a professional lesbian for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.

Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in America which launched her into world recognition.

Prior to her success on OITNB Orange she was seen in countless TV series (Awkward, Californication, The Oblongs, One Live to Live, Law and Order SVU, Will and Grace, Friends to name a few), and movies (First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim.

Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention, but stand outs include her appearance on Broadway in “On the Town,” which she won Obie and Theatre World awards, as well as a Drama

Desk nomination; an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the “Boys from Syracuse;” and playing both Edie AND Doctor Scott in” The Rocky Horror Show.”

If that’s not enough, Lea has five, records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book “Lea’s Book of Rules for the World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.

For more information about Lea follow her on Twitter and Instagram @realleadelaria

For more information about us, Vallarta Pride 2015, check our site: http://vallartapride.com/ or follow us in our Social Networks.

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1 Response
  1. Jim Mason

    She seems like a good choice but I can’t help but wonder if a Mexican was considered for this honor. Or is Lea a Mexican?

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