Parade entries and organizations Chicago's 2017 gay pride parade and festival weekend.
Stake your claim along the parade route and festival concerts early, or wander to check out the other attraction - the colorful crowd. Bar and restaurant celebrations follow the parade and continue throughout the night in Boystown.

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

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 2018 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 nearly one million people.

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

 

2018 PRIDE REGISTERED ENTRY LIST
Organizations, local businesses and national/corporate businesses with their LGBT employee groups often referred to as ERG (employee resource groups) or BRG (business resource groups):

1 Intro-Banner/Color Guard (Scouts for Equality) - car w/walkers
2 Puerto Rican Cultural Center - VIDA/SIDA with Grand Marshal - float w/walkers
3 Project VIDA, Inc - truck w/walkers
4 Nettelhorst School - golf cart w/walkers and Near North Montessori School - bus w/walkers
5 Erie Family Health Center and Youth Services Pride Youth Program - walkers
6 Chicago Waldorf School - school bus w/walkers
7 Francis W. Parker School and Catherine Cook School - jeep w/walkers
8 American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER), Jesse Brown VA LGBTQ/A Association & Hines VA. - car/flag/walkers
9 Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles - band w/van
10 Lesbian Gay Police Assoc./GOAL/Police/FBI - float/car/truck
11 Chicago Gender Society and Chi-Chapter - float
12 Heels and Hardhats Contracting & union reps - dump truck/trailer
13 Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus - walkers / 13a Nu Phi Zeta Fraternity Inc. (Lake Region) - walkers
14 Folia Brasil - dancers
15 Center on Halsted and U.S. Bank (U.S. Bank - LBGT SPECTRUM Employee Resource Group) - float w/walkers
16 PFLAG - trolley w/walkers and AARP - trolley
17 Equality Illinois - float w/walkers
18 Lambda Legal - float w/walkers
19 Asians & Friends Chicago - float w/walkers
20 Entry lines up on Sheridan: Elected Officials and candidates for elective office - walkers
20A Entry lines up on Sheridan:Motorcycles incl. OrganizedChaosChgo:Bikes&Mics:ChgoGayBikers:FitnessFormulaClubs
21 Illinois Bicentennial, Wintrust Bank, Illinois Office of Tourism (Friends of the Illinois Bicentennial) - float w/walkers
22 Obama Foundation - double decker bus w/walkers
23 Chicago Cubs - float w/walkers
24 ABC 7 Chicago - float/van w/walkers
25 Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 - float
26 Rainbow SIG Chicago Area Mensa - float w/walkers and ROTC Chicago - truck/walkers
27 Balloons by Tommy, LLC - bus w/walkers
28 BP Products North America, Inc. (BP Pride Business Resource Group) - trolley w/walkers
29 LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois - bus w/walkers & MB Financial Bank - trolley/walkers
30 Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown - float w/walkers
31 Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce - float w/walkers
32 Howard Brown Health - float w/walkers
33 MAC AIDS Fund/MAC Cosmetics - walkers
34 Chicago Area HIV Integrated Service Council - trolley w/walkers
35 TPAN - vehicle w/walkers
36 Chicago Gay Hockey Association & Chicago Dragons Rugby - truck w/walkers
37 MKTG INC./Smirnoff (Diageo ERG/Rainbow Network) - double decker bus w/walkers
38 Comcast Xfinity Incl.: NBC 5 Chicago & Telemundo Chicago (OUT Chicago at Comcast) - Float
39 Second City Outlaws (Second City Country Dance Association) - truck w/walkers
40 Sidetrack & Chicago Spirit Brigade - float w/walkers
41 Univision Chicago - float w/walkers
42 Roscoe's Tavern - flatbed w/walkers
43 Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio - float w/walkers 44 WGN Television - float w/walkers
45 WGN Radio with Jewel Foods - float w/walkers
46 LEAGUE at AT&T Chicago Chapter - float w/walkers
47 Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches - panel truck w/walkers
48 Elmhurst College & Bodhi Spiritual Center - mini bus w/walkers
49 Athletic Alliance of Chicago - float w/walkers
50 Chicago Smelts - float w/walkers
51 Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) - float w/walkers
52 Temple Sholom of Chicago - Or Chadash/Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation/Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah/TempleJudea Mizpah/Congregation Beth Shalom - float w/walkers
53 Anti-Defamation League - float w/walkers
54 Walgreen Co & LEGACY PROJECT (Walgreens PRIDE Alliance: LGBTQ Business Resource Group) - truck w/walkers
55 Human Rights Campaign - vehicle w/walkers
56 PayPal & PRIDE FILMS & PLAYS (PayPal Pride, represented by Braintree & Venmo) - truck w/walkers
57 Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - trolley w/walkers
58 ACLU of Illinois & Planned Parenthood - trolley w/walkers
59 Rush (Rush LGBTQ Leadership Council and Rush Pride) - float w/walkers
60 Thousand Waves Marshal Arts &Self-Defense Center - walkers
61 Chicago Gay Men's Chorus & Uber (Uber Pride Employee Resource Group) - float w/walkers
62 Civis Analytics - walkers
63 Mercedes - Benz (Pride Media - Out Magazine) - SUV w/walkers
64 Broadway In Chicago - float w/walkers
65 T-Mobile & ABOUT FACE THEATRE (T-Mobile PRIDE & ALLIES Network) - float w/walkers
66 Mars & WINDY CITY PERFORMING ARTS - float w/walkers
67 Thresholds - float w/walkers
68 Entry lines up on Sunnyside Street: University walkers: UIC; DePaul; Northwestern; U of C
69 Grab Magazine - float
70 WP Narrative/BET - float w/walkers
71 National Gay Pilots Association - flatbed w/walkers
72 United Airlines, Inc. (EQUAL) - float w/walkers
73 American Airlines (PRIDE Chicago EBRG) - golf cart mini plane w/walkers
74 Boeing Company (Boeing Employee Pride Alliance [BEPA]) - float w/walkers
75 Orbitz (GUIDE) - vehicle w/walkers
76 Evanston Subaru in Skokie - Subaru w/walkers 77 WXRT (Entercom Radio Chicago)/Tito's Handmade Vodka/Four Seasons Heating/Air Conditioning/Blue Man Group - float w/walkers
78 SEIU Illinois - float w/walkers
79 Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers - float w/walkers
80 UNITE HERE Local 1 - float w/walkers
81 Chicago Fire Soccer Club & Section 8 Chicago NFP - firetruck w/walkers
82 WCPT 820/Mega Pros Home/Team Hochberg/Liberty Auto City/SAG-AFTRA - float w/walkers
83 Nuns 4 Fun Entertainment/Late Nite Catechism - float w/walkers
84 Chicago Boyz - double decker bus w/walkers
85 KISS FM 103.5 + AbbVie- float w/walkers
86 Chicago Northside Toyota - double decker bus w/walkers
87 ComEd (PRIDE Employee Resource Group) - bucket truck w/walkers
88 Weigel Broadcasting Co. - WCIU, The U - double decker bus w/walkers
89 United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (United Pride) - float w/walkers
90 Hyatt Hotel Corporation (HyPRIDE Business Resource Group) - float w/walkers
91 Chicago Women In Trades - truck w/walkers
92 Ravinia Festival - trolley w/walkers
93 ForeskinPride.org - panel van w/walkers
94 Bank of America (Bank of America LGBT PRIDE CHICAGO) w/ LA CASA NORTE - float w/walkers
95 Queen! at Smart Bar - float w/walkers
96 Chicago Leather/Fetish Pride - latbed truck w/walkers
97 Fox 32 Chicago - float w/walkers
98 Mercy for Animals - float w/walkers
99 Nexus Radio, G2 Crowd - float
100 Veterinary Specialy Center - float/walkers
101 Gerber Collision & Glass - van w/walkers
102 LA Tan - float w/walkers
103 B96 - float w/walkers
104 Gay Liberation Network - pickup truck w/walkers
105 Bloomingdale's - walkers
106 Facebook Chicago - float w/walkers
107 Salesforce (OUTFORCE) - float/walkers
108 Chicago Bulls & BMO Harris Bank (BMO PRIDE US) - float w/walkers
109 Starbucks (STARBUCKS PRIDE ALLIANCE) - car w/walkers
110 KPMG LLP (PRIDE@KPMG) - double decker bus w/walkers
111 PepsiCo (EQUAL) - double decker bus w/walkers
112 Johnson & Johnson (OPEN & OUT) - walkers
113 JPMorgan Chase Bank & Co. (PRIDE Illinois) - float w/walkers
114 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (PRIDE ALLIANCE) - float w/walkers
115 Nordstrom - walkers
116 Pandora +agencyEA - (Pandora PRIDE) - double decker bus w/walkers
117 Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (TAO - Together as One) - float w/walkers
118 Navigant (NAVPride) - float w/walkers
119 Kraft Heinz (LGBT Business Resource Group) - company mobile w/walkers
120 FCB Chicago - float w/walkers
121 Accenture LLP (LGBT ERG - Employee Resource Group) - double decker bus w/walkers
122 Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter EQUALITY NETWORK) - trolley w/walkers
123 Hulu, LLC (Pride in Hulu - [employee club]) - walkers
124 Groupon - trolley w/walkers
125 Siemens/Siemens Healthineers (Siemens PRIDE NETWORK) - trolley w/walkers
126 CME Group (PRIDE [Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality]) - float w/walkers
127 Discover Financial Services (Pride LGBTQ and Allies Network) - trolley w/walkers
128 LinkedIn (OUT@IN) - trolley w/walkers
129 Deloitte LLP (DELOITTE CHICAGO INCLUSION COUNCIL) - float w/walkers-
130 Google, Inc. - double decker bus w/walkers
131 Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TAKE PRIDE) - trolley w/walkers
132 Chipotle Mexican Grill - double decker bus w/walkers
133 Gap Inc. (Gap Gear [GAY EMPLOYEES ALLIES & RESOURCES]) - trolley w/walkers
134 Liberty Mutual (PRIDE at Liberty) - walkers
135 Anheuser-Busch In-Bev (Bud Light) - float w/walkers
136 Goose Island Beer Co. - bus w/walkers
137 Tyson Foods (Tyson Foods PRIDE NETWORK) - float w/walkers
138 Allstate (Allstate PRIDE) - float w/walkers
139 Constellation Brands - Corona double decker bus
140 JLL (BUILDING PRIDE LGBT + BUSINESS NETWORK) - float w/walkers
141 AIG - walkers
142 Macy's, Inc. - trolley/walkers
143 TD Ameritrade (DIVERSITY & INCLUSION) - float w/walkers
144 Huntington Bank (LGBTA NETWORK) - ice cream van w/walkers
145 Nike (Nike LGBT & Friends Employee Network) - walkers
146 Peapod, LLC - truck w/walkers
147 Verizon Wireless (GLOBE) - walkers
148 Hertz Corporation (PRIDE & ALLIES ERG) - car w/walkers
149 Lyft (LYFT OUT) - jeep w/walkers
150 Hiltons of Chicago - car w/walkers




LAST YEAR'S LINE-UP: 2017 PRIDE PARADE LINE OF MARCH
Organizations and Local & National Businesses featuring their LGBT Employee Groups

Intro-Banner/Color Guard (Scouts for Equality)/Grand Marshal
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame - float/car w/walkers
Puerto Rican Cultural Center - VIDA/SIDA - float w/walkers
Project VIDA, Inc - mini bus w/walkers
Nettelhorst School - golf cart w/walkers
Near North Montessori School - school bus w/walkers
Chicago Waldorf School - school bus w/walkers
Erie Family Health Center and Angles - walkers
Francis W. Parker School and Catherine Cook School - walkers
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER), Jesse Brown VA LGBTQ/A Association & Hines VA. - car/flag/walkers
Lakeside Pride Marching Band/Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles - band w/van
Lesbian Gay Police Assoc./GOAL & law enf reps - float/car/truck
Chicago Gender Society and Chi-Chapter - float
Chicago Cubs - float w/walkers
Elected Officials and candidates for elective office
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Organized Chaos Chicago - motorcycles
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Bikes and Mics - motorcycles w/vehicle
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Windy City Rollers (non-profit) Inc - skaters
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Chicago Gay Bikers - motorcycles w/truck trailer
Entry lines up on Sheridan: Fitness Formula Clubs - flatbed/walkers
Folia Brasil - walkers
Heels and Hardhats Contracting - dump truck/trailer
Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus - walkers
Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 - float
ABC 7 Chicago - float/van w/walkers
Equality Illinois - float w/walkers
Center on Halsted and U.S. Bank (U.S. Bank - LBGT SPECTRUM Employee Resource Group) - float w/walkers
Lambda Legal - float w/walkers
Asians & Friends Chicago and China Rainbow Network - float w/walkers
AARP Illinois - trolley
Balloons by Tommy, LLC - bus w/walkers
MB Financial Bank - trolley/walkers
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois - trolley w/walkers
PFLAG - trolley w/walkers
Howard Brown Health & Whole Foods Market - float w/walkers
Chicago Gay Hockey Association - SUV w/walkers
Chicago Dragons Rugby Football Club, Inc - walkers
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce - float w/walkers
Second City Outlaws - truck/trailer w/walkers
PAWS Chicago - float w/walkers
Sidetrack w/Chicago Spirit Brigade - float w/walkers
Comcast - including NBC 5 Chicago & Telemundo Chicago (OUT CHICAGO at Comcast) - double decker bus w/walkers
Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio - float w/walkers
Univision Chicago - float
Roscoe's Tavern - flatbed truck w/walkers
Chicago Public Library, Dept. of Health, TPAN - vehicle w/walkers
WGN Television - float w/walkers
WGN Radio with Jewel-Osco - float w/walkers
LEAGUE at AT&T Chicago Chapter - float w/walkers
Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches - panel truck w/walkers
Elmhurst College & Chicago Theological Seminary & Bodhi Spiritual Center - mini bus w/walkers
Athletic Alliance of Chicago - float w/walkers
Chicago Smelts - float w/walkers
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) - float w/walkers
Temple Sholom of Chicago - Or Chadash/Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation/Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah/TempleJudea Mizpah/ Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation/Congregation Beth Shalom - float w/walkers
Anti-Defamation League, Israeli Consulate to the Midwest - float w/walkers
National Organization for Women Chicago Chapter/Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago - car w/walkers
Walgreen Co (Walgreens PRIDE Alliance) w/THE LEGACY PROJECT - pickup truck w/walkers
Rainbow SIG Chicago Area Mensa
Human Rights Campaign - SUV w/walkers
Alcala's Western Wear and PRIDE FILMS & PLAYS - float w/walkers
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - trolley w/walkers
University of Illinois: College of Nursing, College of Applied Health Sciences, Jane Addams College of Social Work, College of Medicine, School of Public
Health, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Hospital - walkers
Rush University Medical Center (Rush PRIDE and Rush LGBTQ Leadership Council) - float w/walkers
DePaul University (LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network and LGBTQ Student Services) - walkers
University of Chicago Biological Sciences Office of Diversity & Inclusion - walkers
Thousand Waves Marshal Arts & Self-Defense Center - walkers
Civis Analytics - walkers
Grab Magazine - float
Broadway In Chicago - float w/walkers
T-Mobile & ABOUT FACE THEATRE (T-Mobile PRIDE & ALLIES Network) - float w/walkers
Thresholds - float w/walkers
National Gay Pilots Association - flatbed w/walkers
United Airlines, Inc. (EQUAL) - float w/walkers
American Airlines (PRIDE Chicago EBRG) - golf cart mini plane w/walkers
Boeing Company (BEAGLES - Boeing Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender Employees & Friends) - pickup truck w/walkers
Orbitz (GUIDE) - mini-van w/walkers
Evanston Subaru in Skokie - SUV w/walkers
WXRT: 93XRT Chicago's Finest Rock and Tito's Handmade Vodka and Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning - float w/walkers
SEIU Illinois - float w/walkers
Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers - float w/walkers
UNITE HERE Local 1 - float w/walkers
Chicago Fire Soccer Club & Section 8 Chicago NFP - firetruck w/walkers
WCPT 820/Liberty Subaru - float w/walkers
Nuns 4 Fun Entertainment - float w/walkers
Chicago Boyz - trolley w/walkers
WKSC 103.5 KISS FM + Lemon Lemon - float
Remarked Salon/Concept Effects - truck trailer w/walkers
Chicago Northside Toyota - double decker bus w/walkers
ComEd (Exelon's PRIDE Employee Resource Group) - bucket truck w/walkers
WCIU, The U - double decker bus w/walkers
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago - float w/walkers
Hyatt Hotel Corporation (HyPRIDE Business Resource Group) & CHICAGO HOUSE - trolley w/walkers
Chicago Athletic Clubs - float w/walkers
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and Wells Fargo & Company (PRIDE Team Member Network) - float w/walkers
ForeskinPride.org - panel van w/walkers
Art Institute of Chicago with Bank of America (Bank of America LGBT PRIDE CHICAGO) - double decker bus w/walkers
Queen! Sundays at Smart Bar - float w/walkers
Chicago Leather/Fetish Pride - flatbed truck w/walkers
Fox 32 Chicago - float w/walkers
Mercy for Animals - float w/walkers
Nexus Radio - float
Veterinary Specialist Center - float/walkers
Gerber Collision & Glass - van w/walkers
LA Tan - float w/walkeers
B96 - float w/walkers
Gay Liberation Network - pickup truck w/walkers
Bloomingdale's - walkers
Facebook - walkers
Salesforce (OUTFORCE) - float/walkers
Pandora Internet Radio - Chicago Office (Chicago PRIDE) - passenger truck w/walkers
Hell in a Handbag Productions - car w/walkers
BMO Harris Bank (BMO PRIDE US) & the Chicago Bulls - float w/walkers
Starbucks (PRIDE ALLIANCE NETWORK) - car w/walkers
Nordstrom - walkers
PepsiCo (EQUAL) - double decker bus w/walkers
KPMG LLP (PRIDE@KPMG) - float w/walkers
Sears Holding Corporation - K-Mart (PRIDE) - float w/walkers
JPMorgan Chase Bank & Co. (PRIDE) - float w/walkers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (PRIDE ALLIANCE) - float w/walkers
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (TAO - Together as One) - float w/walkers
Navigant (LGBTA ERG - Employee Resource Group) - float w/walkers
WW Grainger (EQUALITY ALLIANCE BRG - Business Resource Group) - trolley w/walkers
Kraft Heinz (LGBT Business Resource Group) - company mobile w/walkers
FCB Chicago - float w/walkers
Thompson Chicago - float w/walkers
Accenture LLP (LGBT ERG - Employee Resource Group) - double decker bus w/walkers
Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter EQUALITY NETWORK) - trolley w/walkers
Groupon - double decker bus w/walkers
Siemens Healthineers (Siemens PRIDE NETWORK) - double decker bus w/walkers
CME Group (PRIDE [Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality]) - float w/walkers
Discover Financial Services - trolley w/walkers
Aon - double decker bus w/walkers
LinkedIn (OUT@IN) - float w/walkers
Deloitte LLP (DELOITTE CHICAGO INCLUSION COUNCIL) - float w/walkers
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TAKE PRIDE) - float w/walkers
Chipotle Mexican Grill - double decker bus w/walkers
Gap Inc. (Gap Gear [GAY EMPLOYEES ALLIES & RESOURCES]) - trolley w/walkers
Tesla, Inc. - car w/walkers
Liberty Mutual (PRIDE at Liberty) - walkers
Mosaic Sales Solutions US Operating Co. LLC - float w/walkers
Tyson Foods (Tyson Foods PRIDE NETWORK) - float
Allstate (Allstate PRIDE) - float w/walkers
Constellation Brands (CORONA) - float
JLL (BUILDING PRIDE BUSINESS NETWORK) - float w/walkers
Smirnoff Vodka, Diageo North America (Diageo ERG/RAINBOW NETWORK) - float w/walkers
TD Ameritrade (DIVERSITY & INCLUSION) - float w/walkers
BP Products North American Inc. (BP PRIDE Business Resource Group) - float w/walkers
Huntington Bank (LGBTA NETWORK) - ice cream van w/walkers
Northrop Grumman Corporation (PRIDE In DIVERSITY ALLIANCE - PriDA - trolley w/walkers



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