Annual LGBT Pride marches held over the weekend in Madrid and Paris brought tribute to and reminders of the 49 people who died in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

According to the AP, Paris' parade took place Saturday amid tight security.

Signs which read “Paris [heart] Orlando” were visible among the thousands of participants, some of whom also wore black armbands to pay tribute to the victims.

French President Francois Hollande used the parade's hashtag #MarchedesFiertes in tweeting: “Let's keep fighting for freedom and equality.”

Reminders of the massacre were also visible during Madrid's annual parade. With estimates as high as one million revelers, Madrid's LGBT Pride parade arrived in the wake of a reported increase in the number of anti-gay attacks in and around the city.

“We are calling for diversity to be respected in the educational system, the health system,” a young woman who participated in the massive parade told Euronews. “Our children are the first ones who have grown up in [a] more egalitarian Spanish society, and they will not have trouble with the law. But the rest of the system and citizens need to know the diversity and respect us like any other family.”