Boston Pride's 2012 Theme

Today, CNN’s Travel blog listed 5 Prides as the “best fests worldwide”: Boston (MA, USA), Tel Aviv (Israel), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Ashville (NC, USA), and Atlanta (GA, USA).

Here is what they say about Boston:

Boston: June 1- 10

What Salvato loves about Boston Pride is the diversity of people from all walks of life who come out for the celebration. This time of year, he says, “shows Boston in its greatest light.”

One highlight of Boston Pride is dancing in the streets. On Saturday, June 9, a Women’s Block Party begins at 1 Boylston Place just after the parade. On Sunday afternoon, block partiers can pick between shaking their groove thing at the Back Bay Edition on St. James Avenue in Boston, or the JP Edition on Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain, which features a Dogs & Drag Fashion Show, family-friendly activities and five female DJs. Other options include themed Pride @ Night parties that take place all weekend long, including a Youth Dance, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

But Boston Pride is more than just one big party.

This year, cultural events include a human rights and education discussion as well as a free exhibit at the Boston Center for Adult Education called “Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration,” which chronicles the early history of LGBT advocacy in New England.

Early arrivals to the city can call Old Boston Tours to book the “Old Boston Original Secret Tour” and learn more about the extraordinary lives of the men and women who made Boston great. The $30 tour is 90 minutes, and reservations are required. Visitors will not want to miss the new American wing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which includes a stunning Tiffany favrile glass window, “Parakeets and Gold Fish Bowl.”

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