On Saturday, September 22, more than 300 people gathered at The Grand here in Long Beach as the Long Beach Post, in a partnership with Choura Events, presented its inaugural 30 Women to Watch event, a night designed to honor the many female citizens of this city who are altering the landscape with their own definitions of what it means to be a woman.

In addition to featuring the winners in a special pull-out section in the most recent print edition of the Post, starting today, we will be running profiles and photos of each woman, one per day, for the next 30 days. 


Photo of AJ and her proud mother at the Long Beach Post's 30 Women to Watch event. Photo courtesy of AJ's Twitter.

A performer at heart, AJ Stacy has helped Long Beach’s LGBT community both through her comedy and through her continuous involvement in outreach. Stacy’s YouTube videos--with nearly ten thousand subscribers--have helped connect the community as a whole and have also altered the lives of LGBT youth who often feel the burden of coming out and the societal pressures of sexual and gender identity.

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