SF Pride takes on extra meaning after Orlando shooting

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The San Francisco Pride, which is just two weeks away, is on the minds of many following the mass shooting in Orlando.

The San Francisco Pride, which is just two weeks away, is on the minds of many following the mass shooting in Orlando.

Right now, a memorial for the victims continues to grow in the city's Castro District.

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The candles, notes, flowers and pictures draws mourners to the corner of 18th and Castro streets.

For Rebecca Browning, it's a place to teach her young son.

"It's touching. It's hard to see and hearts goes out to families and loved ones who lost. I wanted to share it with my son, so I brought him," she said.

"I Feel really sad when stuff like this happens because I don't like it when it happens, but sometimes you have to move on. But we still have to think of them," said her young son Elijah.

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For others, it's a source of comfort to help with the fear.

"I am still feeling scared about this now that Pride is coming up in San Francisco," said another.

It's also a just a place to show support.

"I just wanted to acknowledge the pain of people and the relatives and the community," said Martha Hawthorne.

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This isn't the only place in the Bay Area where the Orlando victims are being remembered.

It is pride night at the A's game on Tuesday and the team will pay tribute to the Orlando victims and hold a moment of silence.

The Castro memorial is the largest display of grief and has become the central gathering spot.

"It's really important that there are messages of love and peace and flowers and beauty. That's what the Castro means to me," said Hawthorne.

San Francisco city officials are meeting with Pride organizers, local club and bar owners and police to discuss extra security measures.

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