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Chicago Pride Parade line of march released

Chicago, IL — The organizers of the 44th Annual Chicago Pride Parade have released the parade line-up, which includes over 200 entries featuring colorful floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands and walking contingents representing community businesses, organizations, elected governmental officials and individuals.

Along with the LGBT community's Lakeside Pride Band from Chicago, there will be a first time appearance by the Capitol Pride Band from Columbus Ohio. he parade will also feature entries with political themes, including the push for marriage equality and equal rights for the LGBT communities.

The Grand Marshal for this year's parade is openly gay former NFL football player, Wade Davis, who played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks.

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 30 at noon stepping off from Broadway and Montrose in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The parade will then travel south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive. Crowd estimates last year topped 850,000 people.

The parade is the culmination of June Pride Month and is organized by PRIDEChicago under the direction of parade coordinator Richard Pfeiffer.

(Online Pride Guide

2013 PRIDE PARADE LINE OF MARCH

1.   Intro (banner/grand marshal, etc.)

2.   Chicago G/L Hall of Fame – float/walkers

3.   Nettlehorst School – walkers

3A. Ogden International School/Chgo – walkers

3B. Pride Youth Program/Links – walkers

3C. About Face Theatre – walkers

3D. Erie Family Health Center - walkers

4.   Chicago Waldorf School – bus/walkers

5.   Lake View High School – float & walkers

6.   Near North Montessori School – bus/walkers

7.   Chicago Teachers Union – float/walkers

8.   American Veterans – car/flag/walkers

8A. Gay/Lesbian & Supporting Sailors - walkers

8B. Amr.Military.Partners Assn-truck/walkers

8C. Hines Hospital - vehicle

9.   Lakeside Pride Band – van/walkers

9A. Police Superintendent - car

9B.L/G Police/GOAL - float

10.   # 10 lines up on Sheridan Rd. (not Montrose)

11.   Balloons By Tommy – SUV/walkers

12.   Baton Show Lounge - float

13.   Chicago Prime Timers – trolley/walkers

14.   Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – float/walkers

15.   AARP Illinois- trolley

16.   Lakeview East Chamber – float & walkers

17.   PFLAG Council of N IL- truck/walkers

18.   ABC7Chicago (WLS-TV) - float

19.   Asians & Friends Chicago –float&walkers

20.   Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches – van/walkers

20A. Unity in Chgo – walkers

20B. Mormon Allies - walkers

21.   Dignity - Chicago – jeep/walkers

22.   Chicago Theological Seminary - walkers

23.   Unitarian Universal./Chgo –vehicle

24.   Night Ministry – van/walkers

25.   Episcopal Diocese of Chgo – van/walkers

26.   Lambda Legal – float/walkers

27.   Chicago Gay Hockey Assoc. – car/walkers

28.   Chicago Dragons Rugby FC – walkers

29.   Center on Halsted – float/walkers

30.   Metropolitan Community Churches =walkers

31.   Just Married Group/MCC -walkers

32.   Global Justice Inst. -walkers

33.   First Cong. Church/UCC – truck/walkers

34.   Temple Sholom – float/walkers

35.   Congregation Or  Chadash– flatbed/walkers

36.   Schakowsky for Congress – truck/walkers

37.   Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus -walkers

38.   Metropolitan Water Reclamation Dist. - float

39.   ACLU of Illinois – truck/walkers

40.   Alliance of Illinois Judges - car

41.   Greg Harris – float/walkers

42.   AntiDefLeague/Midway.Moving-float/walkers

43.   Robin Kelly - car

44.   Equality Illinois – float/walkers

45.   GLAAD - walkers

46.   Team to End AIDS/T2/AFC – float/walkers

47.   The Civil Rights Agenda - float

48.   Anita Alvarez – float/walkers

49.   Folia Brasil – walkers

50.   WGN Television - float

51.   Chi-Town Squares – truck/walkers

52.   Puerto Rican Cultural Cnter VIDA/SIDA–float

53.   Roberto Maldonado – car/walkers

54.   Telemundo - float

55.   Daniel Solis - float

56.   Illinois State Bar Association-mobile billboard/walkers

57.   TPAN Ride for AIDS – float/walkers

58.   Human Rights Campaign - walkers

59.   City Colleges of Chicago – float/walkers

60.   Friends of Tom Dart – float/walkers

61.   Chicago Cubs – trolley/walkers

62.   Chicago Bulls-Chicago Mascots - van

63.   Illinois Dept. of Human Rights –car/walkers

64.   Citizens for David Orr – suv/walkers

65.   Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center - walkers

66.   SEIU IL Council – float

67.   Harry Osterman – car/walkers

68.  Sidetrack - float

69.  Grab Magazine - float

70.   Unite Here Local 1 – float/walkers

71.   Joe Moore – car/walkers

72.   CNOW (Nat.Org Women Chgo)–car/walkers

73.   IL Psychological Assn. – trailer/walkers

74.   Steve Quick Jewelers – float/walkers

75.   ROTC Chgo – truck/walkers

76.   Orbitz Worldwide – car/walkers

77.   United Airlines – flag/walkers

78.   National Gay Pilots Assn-flatbed/walkers

79.   GLEAM (American Airlines)–cart/walkers

80.   Windy City Cowboys – truck/walkers

81.   Charlies Chgo/ILGRA/MC - float/walkers

82.   BMW of Schererville – trailer/walkers

83.   Antronio's Bar & Grill - truck

84.   Allstate Insurance- float

85.   Filipinos & Friends in Chicago–float/walkers

86.   Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care - trolley

87.   John Baethke & Son Plumbing – float

88.  WCPT AM/FM ChgoProgTalk–van/walkers

89.   Chicago MSA Inc. -  truck/walkers

90.   WCIU – The U – trolley/walkers

91.   Chicago Bi/Queer Community – suv/walkers

92.   Athletic Alliance/Chgo – float/walkers

93.   Gerber Hart Library - walkers

94.   Miller Lite – truck/walkers

95.   Broadway In Chicago – float/walkers

96.   Coors Lite – truck/walkers

97.   Trikone Chicago – truck/walkers

98.   PepsiCo Chicago- float/walkers

99.   Frito Lay – truck/walkers

100. Budweiser (Media Consultants)–car/walkers

101.  Puppy Mill Project – float/walkers

102.  Westward Management – truck/walkers

103.  Roscoe's Tavern/Café – flatbed

104.  Advocate IL Med Center – trolley/walkers

105.  RedEye – float/walkers

106.  Evanston Subaru in Skokie - car

107. BMOHarris/Chgo Spirit Brigade-float/walkers

108.  Robert Jeffrey Hair Salon - float

109.  Chipotle Mexican Grill - float

110. WellsFargo/ChgoGMChorus-float/walkers

111.  Anti-Cruelty Society. – van/walkers

112.  Wigs/WheelsHamb.Marys-float/walkers

113.  Chicago Gender Society – float

114.  Chicago Boyz – dd bus

115.  IL Nurses Association – walkers

116.  Elmhurst College  - car/walkers

117.  Chicago Smelts – truck/walkers

118.  Nuns 4 Fun Entertainment - float

119.  Gay Liberation Network – truck/walkers

120.  New Town Alano – truck/walkers

121.  Rush PRIDE – float/walkers

122.  WXRT – float/walkers

123.  Walgreens – float/walkers

124.   LUXICRAT LLC - car

125.   Roti Mediterranean Grill – dd bus/walkers

126.   Toyota on Western – dd bus

127.   Dragon Lady Lounge - trolley

128.   Chalet Nursery – truck/walkers

129.   KPMG – dd bus/walkers

130.   K-Hits 104.3 – float/walkers

131.   Chicago NS Toyota – dd bus/walkers

132.   JPMorgan Chase – float/walkers

133.   Blum Animal Hospital – car/walkers

134.   Astellas USA LLC – float/walkers

135.   KISS-FM – float/walkers

136.   Roosevelt University – car/walkers

137.   Maneuvers – float

138.   Blue Cross/Blue Shield IL – float/walkers

139.  ChgoGreenWeddingAlliance–truck/walkers

140.   Flash Cab – suv/walkers

141.   WBBM FM B96 radio – float/walkers

142.   Sandra Holding (Pandora) – truck/walkers

143.   Gerber Collision&Glass – truck/walkers

144.   Hideaway/Miss Gypsy USA Chgo – flatbed

145.   ComEd – truck/walkers

146.   Chicago Outfit Roller Derby – car/walkers

147.   LA Tan – float/walkers

148.   Mercy for Animals – car/walkers

149.   DraftFCB – float/walkers

150.   Soka Gakkai Int. - SGI – float/walkers

151.   Gay McHenry – truck/walkers

152.   UFC Gym/LA Boxing - truck

153.   Thresholds – truck/walkers

154.   Groupon – float/walkers

155.   Nat'l Org/Restoring Men – car/walkers

156.   Local 881 UFCW – float/walkers

157.   ph Comedy Theater – car/walkers

158.   Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – walkers

159.   Chgo NS Womens Rugby–float/walkers

160.   Fields Infiniti - car

161.   Fields Fiat - car

162.   Mini of Chicago - car

163.   Vienna Beef - car

164.   Million Dollar Quartet - car

165.   Heartland Alliance–car/walkers

166.   Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea – float/walkers

167.   Phusion Projects – float/walkers

168.   IL ASCD – suv/walkers

169.   Tree House Humane Soc. – van/walkers

170.   Columbia Yacht Club – trailer/walkers

171.   McGrath Group – float/walkers

172.   Aurora Chgo LS Hospital - trolley

173.   Roy's Furniture - float

174.   I-GO Car Sharing – car/walkers

175.   Derby Lite – car/walkers

176.   Chgo Apt. Finders – car/walkers

177.   Northrop Grumman Corp (PRIDA)-trolley

178.  United Way of Metro Chgo– float/walkers

179.   Sears Holdings Corp. - float

180.   Columbia College – float/walkers

181.   Zeigler Fiat - car

182.   Google – float/walkers

183.   Digital Waves Chgo LLC- flatbed

184.   MB Financial – bus/walkers

185.   Threadless/Skinny – trailer/walkers

186.   Hillshire Brands – float/walkers

187.   Eye Spy Optical – trailer/walkers

188.   PAWS Chicago – float/walkers

189.   Akira – van/walkers

190.   LEAGUE at AT&T – float/walkers

191.   Harrington College of Design-float/walkers

192.   Bank of America – trolley/walkers

193.   BP - float

194.   Office Max – van/walkers

195.   Uber – suv/walkers

196.   Fifth Third Bank – car/walkers

197.   Fletcher Jones VW – car/walkers

198.   DuPage Derby Dames – trailer/walkers

199.   Berlin -float

200.   Chicago Leather Pride – trailer

201.   Zip Car – car

202.  Queen! Sundays/Smart Bar - truck

203.   Animal Emerg. Treatment Cntr - walkers

204.   Giordano's – truck/walkers
 
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They did 2010 they will again (*\u00af\ufe36\u00af*)
Posted by Yajaira Yaya Sosa Mercado on Mon, 6/24/2013 10:33 PM
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Bring the cup!
Posted by Tim Kolman on Mon, 6/24/2013 10:36 PM
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Balloons By Tommy is #11!!! Prepare for an epic group!!!!
Posted by ChiHoneyBear on Mon, 6/24/2013 10:39 PM
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I HOPE Blackhawks will come to Pride Parade with the cup AGAIN!!!!!
Posted by EChi765 on Mon, 6/24/2013 10:44 PM
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Looks like Chicago Gay Mens Chorus is not in the parade this year.
Posted by tiger on Mon, 6/24/2013 10:53 PM
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Bring it!
Posted by Phil Courington on Tue, 6/25/2013 12:11 AM
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That will be really cool!
Posted by Helio Sergio Goncalves on Tue, 6/25/2013 12:16 AM
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Where's Lisa Madigan? Oh wait, she'll just show up and march with someone else and expect the community's full support.
Posted by orangeboy773 on Tue, 6/25/2013 5:59 AM
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Wished was on tv
Posted by new2gbman on Sat, 6/29/2013 7:59 PM
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Hey Steven Hall - http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/43360084
Posted by ChicagoPride.com on Sat, 6/29/2013 8:04 PM
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Ready for an awesome sending off service with Rev. Elder Troy Perry on Pride Day and looking forward to marching with so many of my brothers and sisters who are UFMCC. May God walk with us and delight in the pride of God's creation, active and alive!
Posted by Kevin O'Brien on Sat, 6/29/2013 9:26 PM
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wow good line up cant wait.
Posted by Doris Santiago Velazquez on Sat, 6/29/2013 9:34 PM
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My love and support to all my friends.
Posted by Ruben Martinez on Sat, 6/29/2013 10:56 PM
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Cool.we are number 49! So much fun!
Posted by Helio Sergio Goncalves on Sun, 6/30/2013 7:13 AM
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