Europe

Thousands rally in Madrid in favor of LGTB Pride

  • A woman looks across as a gay parade participant poses for pictures during Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people defied high temperatures and relative security concerns and turned out in Madrid to march in Saturday's LGTB Pride parade, one of the biggest in Europe, along the streets of the Spanish capital, just three weeks after members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community were tragically victimized in a shooting massacre at a United States nightclub. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    A woman looks across as a gay parade participant poses for pictures during Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people defied high temperatures and relative security concerns and turned out in Madrid to march in Saturday's LGTB Pride parade, one of the biggest in Europe, along the streets of the Spanish capital, just three weeks after members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community were tragically victimized in a shooting massacre at a United States nightclub. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gay parade participants take part during the Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people defied high temperatures and relative security concerns and turned out in Madrid to march in Saturday's LGTB Pride parade, one of the biggest in Europe, along the streets of the Spanish capital, just three weeks after members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community were tragically victimized in a shooting massacre at a United States nightclub. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Gay parade participants take part during the Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people defied high temperatures and relative security concerns and turned out in Madrid to march in Saturday's LGTB Pride parade, one of the biggest in Europe, along the streets of the Spanish capital, just three weeks after members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community were tragically victimized in a shooting massacre at a United States nightclub. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of people have defied high temperatures and security concerns to march in Madrid's LGTB 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.