Articles written by: C.J. Prince

C.J. Prince is the executive director of North Jersey Pride, Inc., a nonprofit that produces events celebrating equality, family and community in the Garden State. A journalist by trade, she has written for dozens of publications, including Working Mother, The Record, Advocate, Patch.com, Entrepreneur, Institutional Investor, U.S. News & World Report, and TheStreet.com. She lives in Maplewood, NJ, with her two daughters and an orange tabby named Mango Smoothie.

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Identity / Life

Coming Out: Still Scary After All These Years

My hope is that Rabbi Steinlauf’s brave revelation will not only inspire youth to have hope, but will move parents to fully embrace their children and to recognize that an honest path is a righteous one, and ultimately the only one worth living, even if it isn’t the one they had planned for them.

Which Disney Princess Would You Do?
Culture / Entertainment

Which Disney Princess Would You Do?

Ever play the game Ginger vs. Mary Ann, where you have to choose which Gilligan’s Island character you’d rather get with? That was never an easy call for me. I dug Ginger’s whole insatiable nympho thing, but she lacked in the substance area. Mary Ann seemed like a solid person, […]

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Culture / Media

Queer-View Mirror: Concussion

Concussion, a Rose Troche (Go Fish, L-Word, Six Feet Under) film that debuted at Sundance last year and won a GLAAD Media Award this past weekend, follows the story of Abby Abelman (Robin Weigert, Deadwood, The Good German), a 40-something lesbian living with her workaholic, divorce-lawyer wife, Kate, and their […]

The Five Gayest Things about The Ten Commandments
Culture / Entertainment

The Five Gayest Things about The Ten Commandments

This week I thought about how much more fun it would be to sit around the flat screen with some obnoxious gay friends, pointing out all the obviously queer subtext. Sadly, I’ve never had the opportunity to do that. So, herewith, for fun, and to distract me from my low-carb starvation, are the top five reasons The Ten Commandments should have been included in The Celluloid Closet.

Queer-View Mirror: Really Gay-ifying Disney
Culture / Entertainment

Queer-View Mirror: Really Gay-ifying Disney

Some say Disney is trying to normalize homosexuality but C.J. thinks Disney hasn’t gone far enough. Enough of this subtext business. Let’s see some out and proud animated girls and boys taking back their lives. Let’s remake those Disney films and turn that subtext into actual text.

Queer-View Mirror: Still Trembling Before God?
Life / Spirituality & religion

Queer-View Mirror: Still Trembling Before God?

Yesterday marked the Jewish holiday of Purim. Relatively unknown outside orthodox or conservative circles, it’s a holiday about the triumph of good over evil, the minority over the majority, the prey becoming victor.  Purim is a holiday where everything is turned on its head. OK, they’re all like that. But […]

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Culture / Entertainment

Nostalgic for gayer Oscar’s past

This Sunday night, millions of gay viewers around the globe will tune in to the 86th Academy Awards to see if the one queer-themed film nominated this year, Dallas Buyers Club, will win any of the host of awards it is up for, including Best Film, Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey), […]

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Entertainment / Media

Eating Out with the French

It’s a simple story of first love. Girl meets boy. Girl is disenchanted. Girl meets girl. Girl goes down on girl—many, many times. Girl loses girl. Simple in some respects, perhaps, but the experience of Blue is chockfull of the delicious complexity of awakening, first love, first loss, coming of […]

Patricial Charbonneau 's Cay busts a move on Helen Shaver's Vivian in Desert Hearts. [PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA DEITCH]
Culture / Life / Media

Desert Hearts: Still Sapphic Bliss

In the last installment of Queer-View Mirror, I shared my experience of watching my coming-out movie, Desert Hearts, in 15-minute increments, and simultaneously feeling the door to my own personal closet flying off its hinges. I was 16 years old then, and naturally, it became my favorite film. But recently […]

Queer-View Mirror: My Coming-Out Movie
Culture / Life / Media

Queer-View Mirror: My Coming-Out Movie

There was only one film with queer content nominated for an Oscar last week—Dallas Buyers Club—but in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, I’d like to talk about movies. Specifically, gay movies. Much more specifically, Coming-Out Movies. For those of you younger than 25, a Coming-Out Movie is the film […]