PRIDEChicago announces 2014 Chicago Pride Parade winners

Thu. July 3, 2014 10:36 AM by News Staff

best all around float: taylor & co. events

photo credit // ken brown

Over 1 millions people celebrated LGBT Pride on Sunday, June 29

Chicago, IL - PRIDEChicago, the organizers of the annual Chicago Pride Parade, announced the awards from the 205 registered entries at Sunday's parade.

"It's always hard trying to select winners because all entries are so very different," said organizers, managed to select a few of the stand-outs from 2014.

Taylor & Co. Events won the 'Best All-Around Float' category for their entry that included "beautiful costumes and a beautiful float."

The marriage-themed entry, which included same-sex weddings taking place on the float, from Sears Holding Corporation won 'Best Business Float.'

Asians & Friends Chicago (AFC) with its colorful entry won 'Best Organization Float' for their "outfits and energy." AFC won the same category last year with its 'Gayflower' themed boat - including AFC member Kevin Vong in a popcorn dress.

The 'Best Entry Using Theme', which was 'Reflections in Pride' went to Chalet for their "colorful plants and fountains encompassing the theme."

An 'Honorable Mention' went to the Chicago Botanical Garden for their "great use of flowers and foliage."

Organizers also offered a special acknowledgement to Balloons By Tommy & Redlok Productions, Inc. for their colorful display of balloons featuring aquatic characters.

The 45th annual Chicago Pride Parade brought over one million people to the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods on Sunday afternoon.

Photos: 2014 Chicago Pride Parade