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Nightclub massacre prompts increased security at Cincinnati's gay pride events

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

In light of the attack on the LGBTQ community in Orlando, law enforcement and Cincinnati Pride organizers are increasing security to ensure a safe celebration. 

WATCH: FOX19 NOW Morning News Robert Guaderrama reports live from Fountain Square.

This is the 43rd year gay pride has been celebrated in the Queen City. Last year's celebration attracted more than 90,000 people.

Organizers say Cincinnati police have their back, and safety concerns are being addressed. 

Officers will be present at all pride week events, starting this weekend, organizers say. 

Shawn Baker, co-president of Cincinnati Pride, says this a strong community. Rather than being fearful, he said he expects the largest turnout yet.

"I think because of this and police have warned me that they are expecting thousands of people to come out in solidarity and to support our community because we are your brothers, sisters, cousins, fathers, mothers," he said.

Cincinnati Pride events begin Saturday with the pride parade and festival. The parade will make a stop at Fountain Square for a moment of silence for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre.

"Our community does not live in fear, every time we've been knocked down, we stand taller and stronger than we were before and that's how we keep positive," said Baker.

To see the complete schedule of Cincinnati Pride events, visit cincinnatipride.org

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