By Mike Dougherty

by Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands attended the Philly Pride Parade and Festival at Penn’s Landing with heavy hearts after the horrific events in Orlando rocked the LGBT community.

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For nearly three decades the Pride Parade and Festival has been a fun-filled safe haven for the LGBT community.

Senior coordinator Chuck Volz says this year’s security plan was no different, despite the tragedy in Orlando.

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“We’ve never had trouble in all our years doing it, and this is a gated event. You gotta pay to get in, so it’s pretty secure here,” said Volz.

There were uniformed and plain clothes police officers, as well as private security.

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As always, there was a moment of silence to remember those who died in the past year, including the victims in Florida.