Thousands rally in Madrid in favor of LGBT Pride

Parade participants take part during the Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain. AP Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza.

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people have defied high temperatures and security concerns to march in Madrid's LGBT Pride parade.

The march Saturday in the Spanish capital came just three weeks after members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community were tragically victimized in a shooting massacre at a U.S. nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The deadly attack June 12 in Orlando, where 49 people were slain by a lone gunman, led to profound and heartfelt remembrance throughout the Madrid procession. The rally also featured a special emphasis on bisexual rights.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Gayly - 7/3/2016 @ 5:15 p.m. CDT