Diva Las Vegas 2018 Follow-up Survey




This survey is for those who attended DLV 2018.


This survey should take about five minutes or so. This will give us valuable information to be used in planning future events and activities.

If you attended DLV 2018 as a couple, please have each person fill out this survey individually, estimating costs per person when appropriate.



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How many times have you attended Diva Las Vegas?

DLV 2018 was my first.
One time before DLV 2018.
Two or more times before DLV 2018.
Five or more times before DLV 2018.
Ten or more times before DLV 2018.
About how far did you travel from your home to attend DLV 2018?

Less than 50 miles.
50 - 100 miles.
100 - 200 miles.
200 - 500 miles.
500 - 1000 miles.
1000 - 2000 miles.
2000 - 5000 miles.
5000 - 10000 miles.
More than 10000 miles.
What primary means of transportation did you use to travel from your home to Las Vegas for DLV 2018?
(Travel to/from the event as a whole, not local transportation to/from DLV activities.)

My own private vehicle.
Another's private vehicle.
Rental vehicle.
Commercial air.
Private or charter air.
Bus.
I live in the Las Vegas area, no travel to Las Vegas was necessary.
On what date did you arrive for DLV 2018?

Before Sunday, April 15.
Sunday, April 15.
Monday, April 16.
Tuesday, April 17.
Wednesday, April 18.
Thursday, April 19.
Friday, April 20.

On what date did you depart DLV 2018?

Sunday, April 15.
Monday, April 16.
Tuesday, April 17.
Wednesday, April 18.
Thursday, April 19.
Friday, April 20.
After Friday, April 20.

Which of the following best describes your preference for the timeframe of future DLV events?

I would prefer a March timeframe.
I would prefer an April timeframe.
I would prefer a May timeframe.
It does not matter at all to me.

Which of the following best describes your attendance and participation in Diva Las Vegas 2018?

I attended solo and I chose my activities individually.
I attended with my spouse or partner and each of us chose our activities individually.
I attended with my spouse or partner and we mostly participated as a couple.
I attended as part of a group but most of us chose our activities individually.
I attended as part of a group and mostly participated as part of that group.
During the timespan that you were attending the DLV event, during the times that you were not actively participating in DLV activities, which of the following best describes what you were usually doing?

Casino gaming.
Nongaming tourist activities.
Business.
Spending time alone in the room.
Spending time with other DLVers.
Spending time with non-DLVers.
My usual activities as a LV local.

While you were in attendance, did you get a chance to officially check-in with one of our volunteers (whether or not you got a name tag)?

Yes, I did.
No, I did not.
Did you have a personalized name tag during your attendance of DLV 2018?

Yes, I printed one at home and brought it with me.
Yes, I printed one at home, forgot to bring it, and had it re-printed on site.
No, I printed one at home, forgot to bring it, and was not able to have one printed.
Yes, I had one printed on site.
No, I did not.
What is your approximate age?
(Clarification: Please enter your correct biological age. This survey is totally anonymous. Please help us keep our numbers accurate. Thanks.)

18 - 25
26 - 30
31 - 35
36 - 40
41 - 45
46 - 50
51 - 55
56 - 60
61 - 65
66 - 70
71 - 75
76 - 80
80 - 85
Over 85
What is your approximate length of experience with regard to appearing in public?
(Clarification: If you are transgender in any form, please consider this question to apply to you, if only for the duration of this survey. Thanks.)

I have not yet appeared in public.
DLV 2018 was my first public exposure.
Less than one year.
1 - 2 years
2 - 5 years
5 - 10 years
10 - 20 years
More than 20 years.
This question does not apply to me.
About how often do you get any significant public exposure?
(Clarification: If you are transgender in any form, please consider this question to apply to you, if only for the duration of this survey. If you are a bona fide fully-transitioned individual, please mark "Daily" as your answer. Thanks.)

Daily
Weekly or so
Monthly or so
A few times a year
Once a year or less
This question does not apply to me.
Which of the following most closely matches your personal self-identity?

(Please note that we do not define these terms. Please select the one that most closely matches your self-identity.)

Crossdresser
Bona fide transition track, preoperative
Bona fide transition track, postoperative
Bona fide transition track, non-operative
Transvestite
Transgender(ist)
Genderqueer
Gender-nonconforming
Gender-neutral
Gender-questioning
Gender-fluid
Intersex(ed)
Bigender(ed)
Pangender(ed)
Transwoman
Transman
Self-identified woman
Self-identified man
Subject of Harry Benjamin Syndrome
Significant other
Admirer
Friend of the community or ally.
Friend of another attendee
I do not identify with any of the above labels
Do you belong to a local transgender support group?

I am currently a member.
I have previously been a member.
I have never been a member.
Have you ever attended any of the following transgender community events? (You may leave blank if you have never attended.)

Never at all Once Twice or more
Be-All:
California Dreamin:
Colorado Goldrush:
Dignity Cruise:
En Femme Getaway:
Esprit:
Fall Harvest:
Fantasia Fair:
First Event:
Holiday En Femme:
Just You Week:
Keystone Conference:
Paradise In Poconos:
Pinkfest:
Southern Comfort (SCC):
Texas T:
Wildside Sin City Soiree:

Did you find our web site to accurately depict what you experienced at DLV in person?

Yes, definitely.
Yeah, kinda.
No.
I have not viewed the DLV web site.
Did you find our on-line registration procedure and activity sign-up to be convenient and easy to use?

Yes.
It was a bit confusing.
No.
I did not register or sign up on line.
Did you have any technical or ergonomic difficulties when using our on-line registration or activity sign-up screens?

Yes.
No.
I did not register or sign up on line.

If the answer to this question is yes, an e-mail to tech@divalas.vegas giving the details of your difficulties would be appreciated.
If you stayed in a local hotel, were you satisfied with the quality and condition of your room and the facilities of the property?

Definitely not Not really Neutral Yes, mostly Yes, definitely
Ballys:
Flamingo:
Paris:
Four Queens:
Other:
(please specify)
I did not stay in a local hotel.

Please understand that inconsistent answers, such as a satisfaction response for one hotel but comfort at another hotel, will cause your hotel responses to be discarded.
If you stayed in a local hotel, what was your comfort level regarding the climate, culture, and attitude that you perceived there?

Very
uncomfortable
Somewhat
uncomfortable
Neutral Somewhat
comfortable
Very
comfortable
Flamingo:
Ballys:
Paris:
Four Queens:
Other:
(please specify)
I did not stay in a local hotel.


If you checked "very uncomfortable" for your hotel, a comment in the comments box at the end of the survey will be appreciated.
Did you take advantage of our special promotional hotel room rates at the Flamingo for all or part of your stay?

Yes, I did.
No, but I was aware of it.
No, but I was too late for it.
No, and I was unaware of it.
What was your level of enjoyment at each of the following activities:

Please understand that inconsistent responses, such as responding for multiple activities that occur simultaneously, or responding for activities that occur before your stated arrival date or after your stated departure date may cause some or all of these responses to be discarded.

(If you did not attend a particular activity, and did not sign up for it, you may optionally leave the corresponding item blank.)

Disliked
significantly
Disliked Neutral Enjoyed Enjoyed
significantly
Signed up but
did not attend
Did not
attend
Bare Minerals Makeup - All days, all times:
Katies Kozy Koffee Korner, Flamingo, All days:
Afternoon Social, Harrahs, Sunday, April 15:
Virgils BBQ Happy Hour and Dinner, The Linq, Sunday, April 15:
Cornish Pasty Happy Hour and Dinner, Cornish Pasty, Sunday, April 15:
Circus Circus Happy Hour and Dinner, Circus Circus, Sunday, April 15:
Burlesque Revue, Velveteen Rabbit, Sunday, April 15:
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Sunday, April 15:
Sephora Smokey Eye demo and workshop, Fashion Show Mall, Monday, April 16:
Lunch with Wendy and Michelle,Yardhouse Linq, Monday, April 16:
Disliked
significantly
Disliked Neutral Enjoyed Enjoyed
significantly
Signed up but
did not attend
Did not
attend
New attendee Welcome and Orientation, Bahama Breeze, Monday, April 16:
Welcome Happy Hour, Dinner, Social, Bahama Breeze, Monday, April 16:
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Monday, April 16:
Hoover Dam Tour, Tuesday, April 17:
Diva Las Vegas Invitational Golf, Sunrise Golf Course, Tuesday, April 17:
Sephora Smokey Eye demo and workshop, Fashion Show Mall, Tuesday, April 17:
Lunch With Aejaie, Harrahs, Tuesday, April 17:
Sephora Winged Eyeliner demo and workshop, Fashion Show Mall, Tuesday, April 17:
Art Tour, Bellagio, Tuesday, April 17:
Giordano Happy Hour and Dinner, Ballys, Tuesday, April 17:
Disliked
significantly
Disliked Neutral Enjoyed Enjoyed
significantly
Signed up but
did not attend
Did not
attend
Carmines Happy Hour and Dinner, Forum Shops at Caesars, Tuesday, April 17:
Ruths Chris Happy Hour and Dinner, Harrahs, Tuesday, April 17:
EHM Social and Tour, Erotic Heritage Museum, Tuesday, April 17:
Big Lift Bar Crawl, Tuesday, April 17:
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Tuesday, April 17:
DLV Tennis Tournament, Ballys, Wednesday, April 18:
Social at Transcending, Transcending The Gender Box, Wednesday, April 18:
Lunch with Dionne and Jane, Bahama Breeze, Wednesday, April 18:
Kiss Monster Mini-Golf, Rio, Wednesday, April 18:
Ricardos Happy Hour and Dinner, Ricardos, Wednesday, April 18:
Disliked
significantly
Disliked Neutral Enjoyed Enjoyed
significantly
Signed up but
did not attend
Did not
attend
PF Chang Happy Hour and Dinner, Planet Hollywood, Wednesday, April 18:
Joes Happy Hour and Dinner, Forum Shops at Caesars, Wednesday, April 18:
DLV Treasure Hunt, Wednesday, April 18:
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Wednesday, April 18:
Pistol and Rifle Shooting, Discount Firearms, Thursday, April 19:
Lunch With Aejaie, Harrahs, Thursday, April 19:
Topgolf, Thursday, April 19:
Farewell Happy Hour, Dinner, Social, The Linq, Thursday, April 19:
Limousine Tour, The Linq, Thursday, April 19:
Carnaval Court Dance Party, Harrahs, Thursday, April 19:
Disliked
significantly
Disliked Neutral Enjoyed Enjoyed
significantly
Signed up but
did not attend
Did not
attend
Lunch Without Ginger, Flamingo Buffet, Friday, April 20:
LOVE Behind the Scenes tour, Mirage, Friday, April 20:
Exotic Racing, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, April 20:
Afternoon Social, Harrahs, Friday, April 20:
Trevi Happy Hour and Dinner, Caesars, Friday, April 20:
Margaritaville Happy Hour and Dinner, Flamingo, Friday, April 20:
Late Night Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Friday, April 20:
Disliked
significantly
Disliked Neutral Enjoyed Enjoyed
significantly
Signed up but
did not attend
Did not
attend

Comfort level at activities:

The section used in previous years, where each activity was evaluated for comfort, has been retired.

Instead, if in any case you felt particularly uncomfortable at any of our activities, please list those activities in the space below.




For our daily lunch, for which of the following settings would you be most likely to participate?

A food court.
A buffet.
A sit-down type of restaurant.

What is your opinion regarding the presence of "commercial" activities at Diva Las Vegas?

They are fine with me.
They are fine with me as long as they are limited in number.
They are fine with me as long as they are relevent to TG needs.
I'm concerned that they are "pushing out" the social and participatory activities.
Commercial activities have absolutely no place at Diva Las Vegas.

Did you use the activity reminder service (email or text reminder messages to your cell phone) and if so, did it work well for you?

Yes, and it worked fine all or most of the time.
Yes, and it worked off and on.
Yes, but it seldom or never worked.
No, I did not use this service.
I do not know what you are talking about.
Did you use the DLV Group Text service (text messages from other attendees to your cell phone or email) and if so, did it work well for you?

Yes, and it worked fine all or most of the time.
Yes, and it worked off and on.
Yes, but it seldom or never worked.
No, I did not use this service.
I do not know what you are talking about.
Which of the following best describes your experience (if any) with the DLV On-site Check-in, held from Sunday through Tuesday at the Flamingo?

I used On-Site Check-in and found the service to be helpful.
I used On-Site Check-in but I did not find the service to be helpful.
I tried to use On-Site Check-in but I could not find it.
I was too nervous/shy/apprehensive/etc. to use such a thing.
I chose not to use the On-Site check in option.
I did not know that DLV Check-in was available at the Flamingo this year.
I don't know what you are talking about.
Did you find yourself missing DLV activities because you either got into a time crunch or were simply too tired from previous activites?

Seldom or never
Occasionally
Frequently
Did you find yourself missing DLV activities because you were in any way uncomfortable, unsure, or uneasy about attending?

Never
Once
Occasionally
Frequently
During the course of the event, did you suffer from an unexpected illness or injury which prevented you from fully participating?

Yes, I did.
No, I did not.
During your stay in Las Vegas to attend our event, were you ever confronted or harassed by a member of the general public regarding your manner of dress and presentation?

Yes, and it discouraged me from fully participating in DLV.
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating in DLV.
No, I was not.

During your stay in Las Vegas to attend our event, were you ever confronted or harassed by a law enforcement officer, security guard, venue manager, etc. regarding your manner of dress and presentation?

Yes, and it discouraged me from fully participating in DLV.
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating in DLV.
No, I was not.
What was your primary means of transportation to and from DLV activities?

My own private vehicle
My own rental vehicle
In another's vehicle
Taxi
Ride share service (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
Monorail
City bus or shuttle
Multiple paid modes (bus, Monorail, taxi, etc.)
Walking
Did you have any difficulty getting a ride to DLV activities?

Yes
No
Did you have any difficulty finding the locations at which DLV 2018 activities were held?

Yes
No
Did you have any difficulty finding the group at any of our venues?

Yes
No

If yes to either of the above two questions, details will be appreciated as a comment in the comment box at the end of the survey.
Did you find the online map(s) to be helpful?

Yes
No
I didn't think I needed a map.
What online maps?
Did you find the lack of a printed map and schedule to be an inconvenience?

Yes, a major inconvenience.
Maybe a minor inconvenience.
No.
Did you have any difficulty contacting DLV volunteers by phone or text?

Yes
No
I did not attempt to phone.
I never received any phone numbers.
Did you have any difficulty identifying and/or contacting DLV organizers and volunteers in person at DLV?

Yes
No
Did you find the other DLV attendees to be friendly and inclusive?

Mostly yes
Yes, somewhat
Neutral
No, somewhat
Mostly no
Did you participate in the DLV Discussion Forum on MyDLV or the associated mailing list or Yahoo group? (Please select the answer which best applies to you or the method that you most frequently use.)

Yes, via e-mail
Yes, via MyDLV
Yes, via the Yahoo group
No
I don't know what you are talking about.
Do you consider our general mailings to be excessively long and verbose?

Yes and I regard much to be unnecessary and irrelevant.
Yes, but I understand most is important for attendees to know.
No.

Did you regularly or occasionally read the Activity Highlights that were published in our various media prior to DLV?

Yes and I enjoyed them.
Yes, but they did not interest me.
No.
I have no clue what you are referring to.

How much, if any, do you use MyDLV?

Yes, for the Discussion Forum only
Yes, for multiple features
None at all
What the heck is MyDLV?
Did you have convenient and reliable e-mail service during DLV, using any method?

Yes, and I checked e-mail frequently. (Once or more times per day.)
Yes, but I checked it infrequently. (Less than once per day.)
No
Which of the following BEST describes your electronic communication abilities during our event?

None! No phone, no e-mail, no nothing.
Hotel room phone only.
Personal home phone only, voice only.
Personal cell phone, voice only.
Personal cell phone, text capable.
"Smart Phone" web capable.
Netbook or tablet with sporadic Internet access only.
Netbook or tablet with regular Internet access.
Full-size laptop or desktop with sporadic Internet access only.
Full-size laptop or desktop with regular Internet access.

In general, were you comfortable being seen with the DLV group in general public settings?

Comfortable most or all of the time.
Mostly comfortable, but sometimes uncomfortable.
Frequently uncomfortable.

If you were frequently uncomfortable, details in the comment box at the end of the survey would be appreciated.
During DLV, did you ever receive, without asking, any unsolicited advice or constructive criticism regarding your dress, appearance, mannerisms, etc.?

Yes, and I took it in a positive manner.
Yes, but I was put off by it.
No, I did not.
During DLV, did you ever give or attempt to give another attendee some unsolicited advice or constructive criticism regarding dress, appearance, mannerisms, etc.?

Yes, and it was received positively.
Yes, but it was received negatively.
No, but I sure felt like it at times.
No, not at all.
Did you participate in our Big Sister program and if so, did you find it to be helpful?

I had a Big Sister and I found the program to be helpful.
I had a Big Sister and I did not find the program to be helpful.
I was a volunteer Big Sister and had a positive experience.
I was a volunteer Big Sister and my Little Sister was a no-show.
I was a volunteer Big Sister and did not have a positive experience.
I did not participate in the Big Sister program.
I was unaware the Big Sister program existed.

If you had anything other than a positive experience with the Big Sister program, a brief confidential note to bigsister@divalas.vegas will be appreciated.
For the items involving money, please estimate amounts per person if you attended as a couple or group.
Which of the following best represents the various payments you made during the course of your attendance of DLV 2018?

I used credit/debit cards almost exclusively.
Credit/debit cards for the big things (hotel, rental car, etc.) but mostly cash otherwise.
Mostly credit/debit cards but occasionally cash.
About 50/50 cash and cards.
Mostly cash but occasionally cards.
I used cash almost exclusively.

Approximately how much did you spend on accommodations while you were attending DLV? (If you live locally and had no lodging expense, please leave the answer to this question blank.)

Less than $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $500
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
More than $2000
Approximately how much did you spend on food and non-alcoholic beverages while you were attending DLV?

Less than $50
$50 - $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $500
More than $500
Approximately how much did you spend on alcoholic beverages while you were attending DLV?

None
Less than $50
$50 - $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $500
More than $500
Approximately how much did you spend on local transportation (rental car, taxi rides, Uber/Lyft rides, Monorail pass, donation to others' fuel funds, etc.) while you were attending DLV?

None
Less than $50
$50 - $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $500
Over $500
Considering all expenses of all types, what was the total amount you spent in order to attend and participate in DLV?

Less than $50
$50 - $100
$100 - $200
$200 - $500
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
$5000 - $10000
More than $10000
In general, did you consider DLV 2018 to be reasonable and affordable?

Yes, definitely
Yes, somewhat
Neutral
No, somewhat
No, definitely
Did you participate in table and/or machine gaming during your attendance at DLV?

None at all
Very little
Occasionally
Frequently
We're almost done now, just a few followup questions ...
Which best indicates what DLV is to you?

An opportunity to dress.
An opportunity to socialize.
An opportunity to party.
An opportunity to express myself.
An opportunity to learn.
An opportunity to meet others in the TG community.
When attending an event such as Diva Las Vegas, how important is it to you that there will be a significant number of other attendees within the same general age range as you?

It is very important to me.
It is moderately important to me.
It's important to me, but there are many other factors I consider as important.
It is of little or no importance to me.
Did you think DLV was too long or too short?

It was too long
It was too short
It was just about right
And what about the request to wear name tags?

I found them to be helpful
I don't really care either way
I did not like them

Did you personally have any public restroom issues while attending DLV 2018?
(Clarification: If you are TG in any form, please consider this question to apply to you, even if only for the duration of this survey. Thanks.)

I used public restrooms and YES I had issues or incidents.
I used public restrooms and did NOT have issues.
I seldom or never used public restrooms.
This question does not apply to me.

If your answer is yes, a brief note explaining the circumstances would be appreciated.



256 characters max. Please do not include your name or your e-mail address in the comment box. Please report only incidents that happened to you personally, and not those you may have observed or heard about from others.
If you have any general or specific suggestions for activities for next year's DLV, please enter them in the box below.



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Did you go to a restaurant or activity (dancing, gaming, show, etc.) that was NOT part of the DLV schedule which you think would make a good group activity in years to come?

If so, please note both the venue and the activity in the box below.



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All in all, did DLV 2018 meet your expectations?

DLV 2018 exceeded my expectations
DLV 2018 met my expectations
DLV 2018 failed to meet my expectations
Would you attend another DLV?

Yes, definitely
Yes, probably
Maybe
Probably not
Definitely not
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