Actress and singer Heather Peace is known for her television roles in Lip Service, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.
In 2012, she released her first album – Fairytales. Next month, she’s hoping her second album The Thin Line will get a good reception.
She’s also a patron of Manchester Pride – the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community festival.
When Heather spoke to Pure’s Sara, she explained that she feels such events are still important.