Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall joins Youth Pride event

Little Mix have already proved their support for the LGBTQ+ community with their video for single 'Only You', what with its beautiful mermaid love story.

And now one member of the girl group, Jade Thirlwall, has proudly flown the rainbow flag at a Youth Pride event, joining a parade of young people for Stonewall.

While a group of 50 young LGBTQ+ people were preparing to march in Manchester on Saturday (August 25) Jade surprised them by popping in to announce that she'd be joining them at the front of the parade.

Clearly excited to be getting involved, she said to the group: "There is no place I'd rather be than here, marching with all of you. It means so much to me to be at Manchester Pride with Stonewall and show how proud I am to be an ally to the LGBT community.

"I'm so inspired by all of you and can't wait to do more as part of the Stonewall family."

Needless to say there were a lot of delighted Little Mix fans out in Manchester:

Stonewall's Youth Pride events bring together young people aged 16 to 21 and takes them to Pride, with many of them experiencing their first march.

The charity covers travel costs and provides food for everyone in the Youth Pride group.

Jade has already shown that she's a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, as she recently criticised Instagram for removing a photo of two men kissing from the platform after they claimed it violated guidelines.

"How is this image 'offensive and against guidelines'. Would this be the same for a heterosexual couple kissing?" she wrote.

Jade and her bandmates – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson – seem to be gearing up to release their next single, as they recently teased another girl power anthem in an Instagram video.