PRIDEChicago announces over 250 entries, releases line-up

Wed. June 22, 2011 5:51 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

sidetrack won the 2010 'best all around business float'

photo credit // dave ouano

42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade, Sunday, June 26 at Noon

Chicago, IL - PRIDEChicago, organizer of the Chicago Pride Parade, says there are over 250 registered entries including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups and marching bands. One of the most notable entries will be the Chicago Cubs, participating for the second year.

Earlier this week, the Cubs became the second professional sports team to record an "It Gets Better" video. (Watch the video)

The 42nd annual Chicago Pride Parade, which is expected to draw over half a million people, steps off at Noon on Sunday, June 26, from Belmont and Halsted St. in Boystown.

Fernanda Rocha, from Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," will serve as the Grand Marshal.

2011 Pride Parade Line of March:

1. Mayor Emanuel - car
2. Mayor's LGBT Advisory Council - car
3. Hall of Fame - float
4. Commission on Human Relations - van
5. Governor Quinn - car
5A Nettelhorst - walkers
6. Chicago Waldorf School - bus
7. American Veterans for Equal Rights - car & flags
8. Lakeside Pride Freedom Band - band
9. Police Supt. Rep. - car
10. L/G Police/GOAL - float
11. Tom Tunney and Scott Waguespack - car
12. James Cappelman - car
13. Steans/Harris/Pawar/Cassidy - float
14. Sara Feigenholtz - car
15. Mike Quigley - walkers
15A John Cullerton - walkers
16. Chicago Teachers Union - walkers
17. Dykes on Bikes - motorcycles
18. Equality Illinois - float
19. Pride Youth Program - walkers
20. Civil Rights Agenda - float
21. Folia Brasil/Chicago Samba - walkers
22. Harry Osterman - float
23. Chicago Gay Hockey Assn. - car
24. Alliance of Illinois Judges - car
25. ABC7 Chicago - float
26. Deb Mell - truck
27. Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest - float
28. Congregation Or Chadash - flatbed
29. Temple Sholom of Chicago - float
30. Jan Schakowsky - van
31. United States Peace Corps - walkers
32. Chicago Cubs - van
33. Center on Halsted - float
34. S.A.G.E. - trolley
35. Chicago Prime Timers - car
36. PFLAG - trolley
36A Actors' Equity/Season of Concern - car
37. Baton Show Lounge - float
38. Miss Foozie - car
39. R.O.T.C. - truck
39A Human Rights Campaign - float
40. Chicago Public Library - walkers
41. Chicago Theological Seminary/LGBTQ Religious Studies Center - walkers
41A About Face Theatre - walkers
42. Gerber/Hart Library - walkers
42A Rush Pride - walkers
43. Family Institute at Northwestern University - walkers
44. Affinity Community Services & Amigas Latinas - SUV
45. Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - float
46. MB Financial - car
47. Joe Moore - truck
48. David Orr - truck
49. Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce - float
50. United Airlines and Continental Airlines GLBT - float & flag
51. Windy City Cowboys - truck
52. Lambda Legal - float
53. TPA Network - car & bicycles
54. Lisa Madigan - car
55. Anita Alvarez - float
56. Cook County Democratic Party - float
57. Tom Dart - float
58. Susan Mendoza - float
59. Debra Shore - float
60. Michele Smith - walkers
61. Chicago House (& bakery) - truck
62. Robert Jeffrey Salon - float
63. Asians & Friends of Chicago - trailer
64. Sidetrack - float
65. Chicago Spirit Brigade - truck
66. Common Ground - Columbia College - walkers
67. Chipotle Mexican Grill - DD bus
68. FINC (Filipino Pride) - float
69. Eternal Youth Spa - float
70. WGN-TV - float
71. Dance for Life - walkers
72. Macy's and Chicago Gay Men's Chorus - float
73. Kit Kat Lounge - float
73A LA Boxing - truck
74. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - trolley
75. Chicago History Museum - float
75A Edgewater Historical Society/Edgewater Community Council - car
76. Telemundo/NBC - car
77. Amtrak (Images USA) - DD bus
78. Roscoe's Tavern & Cafe - flatbed
79. WCIU, The U - double-decker bus
80. Doll House - trolley
81. Evanston Subaru - car
82. Chicago Department of Public Health - float
83. Chicago Dragons Rugby Football Club - walkers
84. Chicago Gender Society - float
85. Unitarian Universalists of Chicago Area - float
86. Night Ministry - car
87. SEIU Illinois Council - float
88. Holy Covenant United Methodist Church - trailer
89. Howard Brown Health Center - truck
89A Walgreen's - wrangler
90. Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center - double-decker bus
91. Wheeler & Patel LLP - van w/dancers
91A Barely Standing (Rock Band) sponsored by Dr. Mark Zukowski - float
92. Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care - trolley
93. United Here Local 1 - float
94. Steamworks - float
95. Mercy for Animals - walkers
96. Trevor Project - walkers
97. Theatre Hikes - walkers
98. Orbitz Worldwide - car
99. Chicago Botanic Garden - trolley
100. Miller Lite - float
101. Chicago Force/Miller - float
102. Broadway In Chicago - float
103. Miller/Coors (Coors Light) - float
104. National Organization of Restoring Men - car
105. Howard Area Community Center - car
106. Gay McHenry - float
107. Puerto Rican Cultural Center - VIDA/SIDA - float
108. Spin Nightclub - float
109. Chicago Transit Authority - train
109A Illinois State Bar Association - float
110. Crown Imports - float
110A RedEye & Crew - float
111. Charlie's - float
112. WCPT AM & FM Chicago's Progressive Talk Radio - van
113. B96 Radio - float
114. Chicago Boyz - double-decker bus
115. WLEY Spanish Broadcasting Systems - float
116. New Town Alano Club, Inc. - car
116A Grab Magazine - float
117. Paula Basta - car
118. Chicago Smelts - truck
119. James Shapiro - car
120. Chicago Apartment Finders - car
121. Chicago Housing Authority - float
122. Friends of Don Harmon & Camille Y. Lilly - truck
123. Dorothy Brown - float
124. Jeff Schoenberg & Robyn Gabel - car
125. Chicago City Colleges - float
126. Illinois Green Party - walkers
126A Dank Haus German American Cultural Center - float
127. Gene Moore - van
128. Laura Liu Committee - walkers
129. Ann Williams - car
130. Team Chicago Athletics - truck
131. Dick's Last Resort - float
132. Google/Edge Alliance - float
133. WXRT-FM - float
133A Athletic Alliance of Chicago. - SUV
134. Chicago Northside Toyota - double-decker bus
135. WBEZ 91.5 FM - car
136. Harrington College of Design - float
137. Illinois Psychological Association - float
138. Treehouse Humane Society - van
139. Chicago Lake Shore Hospital - walkers
140. Roosevelt University - car
141. Bank of America - walkers
142. Chicago North Shore Women?s Rugby - flatbed
143. Busy Bee Promotions, Inc. - float
143A Brotherhood of the Phoenix - walkers
144. Ful - walkers
145. Gay Liberation Network - truck
146. Sona Clark Tan, Inc. - float
147. Mi Tierra Cocina Mexicana - float
148. Share Your Soles Foundation, Inc. - flatbed
148A Igor Suza - car
149. Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (Chicago Riots Roller Derby) - bus
150. Chicago Outfit Roller Derby - SUV
151. I-Go Car Sharing - car
152. Chi-Town Squares - truck
153. Intelligentsia Tea & Coffee - walkers
154. Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge - trailer
155. Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches - van
156. Dignity/Chicago - jeep
157. Metropolitan Community Churches of Greater Chicago - car
158. McGrath Lexus of Chicago - car
159. Molitor Financial Group - float
160. Bodhi Spiritual Center - car
161. Grossinger City Autoplex - car
162. KPMG LLP - trolley
163. PepsiCo Chicago - float164. Frito Lay - float
165. Exelon - truck
166. River North Sales & Service - car
167. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois - float
168. Window World of Chicagoland - trailer
169. Unity Church Chicago - float
169A Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ - truck
169B St. James Episcopal Cathedral - truck
170. Sears Holdings - float
171. William Wrigley, Jr. Company (Skittles Brand) - float
172. Cricket Communications, Inc. - float
173. Campit Outdoor Resort - flatbed
174. Downtown Bar & Lounge - float
175. SGI-USA (Soka Gakkai International USA) - float
176. KISS-FM 103.5 FM - float
177. Fairmont Hotel Chicago at Millennium Park - float
178. Threadless - trailer
179. JPMorgan Chase - trolley
180. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. - float
181. Sara Lee - double-decker bus
182. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants - float
183. Northrop Grumman Corp. - trolley
184. Astellas Pharma US - float
185. domu.com - double-decker bus
186. BMW of Schererville - float
187. ACLU of Illinois - float
187A LC Chicago - vehicle
188. Trikone Chicago - truck
189. Heal Veterinary Clinic - float
190. Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic - float
191. Maneuvers - float
191A Hammond Development Corporation d/b/a Towle Community Theater - flatbed
192. Newell-Rubbermaid - truck
193. Old Town School of Folk Music - truck
193A John Baethke & Son Plumbing - float
194. Youswoop.com - truck
195. Puppy Mill Project - trailer
196. Strictly Dance Radio - flatbed
197. Closet Works - float
197A Domicile Furniture - truck
198. Fields Infiniti - car
199. Fields Fiat of Highland Park - car
200. MINI of Chicago - car
201. LITE-FM 93.9 - float
202. Chicago Bisexual/Queer Community - truck
203. Chicago National Organization for Women - car
204. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago - float
205. VW Credit, Inc. - car
206. Hope United Church of Christ - truck
207. Out & About NWI - car
208. Neo-Futurists - car
209. K-HITS 104.3 FM - float
210. Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist - trailer
211. PAWS Chicago - float
212. WNUA-Mega - float
213. Ram/Leather/Cupid/Banana - float
214. DePaw University, Canine Campus, Inc. - bus
215. Radio GLBT/Divas Productions - float
216. OfficeMax (Innova Marketing) - float
217. LAID, LLC (Last Stop Films)/Pie Hole - truck
218. Balloons by Tommy - SUV
219. Illinois Gender Advocates - car
220. Triton College - van
221. Gender & Sexuality Center, University of Illinois Chicago - float
222. UIC: HIV/AIDS Community Clinic Network and Project WISH - walkers
223. aParent IVF - SUV
224. GAYCO - truck
225. Club Escape - limo
226. Second City - truck
227. Berlin Corporation - float
228. Royal Service Realty - truck
229. Windy City Movers - truck
230. Tapas Bar & After Dark - float
231. Tease Salon - float
232. Windy City Rollers - walkers
233. Chicago Leather Pride - trailer
234. Jones Soda - RV
235. E-Z Movers, Inc. - truck
236. Techno-Sx/Chicago - float
237. Lincoln Park Boat Club - truck
238. Flash Cab - car
239. Republic Waste Services - truck
240. Done Right Moving and Storage - truck
 

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