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Category 1: General

What is Diva Las Vegas?

Diva Las Vegas is the name given to a get-together of members of the transgender community, and their friends and guests, which historically has usually happened in the spring, but has been shifted to the fall, at least for 2021-2022, due to the complications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It began as an in-real-life meeting of those who had gotten to know each other on the Internet. As the name implies, this happens in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

What do you do at Diva Las Vegas?

We spend a few days just being ourselves and take in the sights and activities of Las Vegas.

We have many organized activities throughout the event.

There's also shopping, dining, shows, clubs, sightseeing, socializing, and, of course, gaming. Read on for some examples of what you can expect.

What's the difference between Diva Las Vegas and other events such as Fantasia Fair, Be-All, Southern Comfort, etc.?

Diva Las Vegas is a vacation, not a convention.

Diva Las Vegas is not based on the model used for almost all of the other major TG gatherings.

Some of the differences between Diva Las Vegas and the others include:

When does this happen?

Dates for DLV 2022 are Sunday, October 23 thru Friday, October 28 for the "Main Event" with an optional "Extended Play Event" continuing through the weekend, including Halloween, and concluding November 1.

These dates may be considered final.

How long has this been going on?

The event we know as Diva Las Vegas began in 1997. This year (2022) will be our 25th. event!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no event was held in 2020.

What do I need to do if I want more information?

We have a mailing list (e-mail) for those interested in attending the event. To join this mailing list, simply send e-mail to dlv@divalas.vegas

You can also join in on the chit-chat on the DLV Discussion Forum on the web.

When you submit your e-mail address to this list, it will be used for this list and this list only. It will be kept confidential and will not be given out to third parties. You will not receive any unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) by joining this list.

Is Diva Las Vegas a sexually-oriented event?

No. Never has been, never will be.

Diva Las Vegas is a social event for members of the TG community and their friends and guests. It is not sexually oriented.

But what about all of those wild parties I keep hearing about?

That's somebody else trying to ride our coat tails. We have nothing to do with that. If it doesn't appear on our schedule, it's not part of DLV.

Does Diva Las Vegas occur at the same exact time each year?

No, our yearly schedule is not fixed as to a certain week within a certain month or anything like that. There are too many variables and too many unknowns to make this possible.

By precedent, DLV has always happened in the spring. The exact dates of each DLV event are set several months in advance by a vote of the active volunteers.

Due to the lingering Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, the timing of the event was shifted to the fall. This timing (annual event in the fall) has been continued for the 2022 season as well.

What is the exact, correct name of this event?

The correct name of our event is:

"Diva Las Vegas"

Three words.

"Diva" Singular, non-possessive, four letters, no "s" at all.

"Las Vegas" Two words, both capitalized. No "o" at all anywhere in our name.

No apostrophe anywhere in our name!

"Of" does not appear in the name of the event at all. Neither does "the", and we don't prefix it with "A" to get the top listing in the phone book. :)

The name was intended as a word play on the Elvis' Viva Las Vegas song and film title. It's often shortened to "DLV" or just "Diva" at times.

What have the attendance totals been over the years?

Keeping in mind that the totals between 1998 and 2001 are approximate since we did not have a formal registration and check-in process, here are the numbers we have:

1997: 5
1998: 16
1999: 35
2000: 50
2001: 65
2002: 88
2003: 104
2004: 118
2005: 126
2006: 118
2007: 136
2008: 176
2009: 149
2010: 179
2011: 169
2012: 155
2013: 166
2014: 156
2015: 133
2016: 140
2017: 142
2018: 134
2019: 132
2020: (no event)
2021: 152

What were the dates of previous DLV events?

Dates of our events in past years are:

1997: Friday, May 9 - Sunday, May 11
1998: Friday, May 8 - Monday, May 11
1999: Friday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 18
2000: Thursday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 16 
2001: Wednesday, May 2 - Monday, May 7
2002: Tuesday, April 30 - Sunday, May 5
2003: Tuesday, April 22 - Sunday, April 27
2004: Sunday, May 2 - Saturday, May 8
2005: Sunday, April 24 - Saturday, April 30
2006: Monday, April 17 - Sunday, April 23
2007: Monday, April 23 - Saturday, April 28
2008: Monday, April 21 - Saturday, April 26
2009: Monday, May 11 - Saturday, May 16
2010: Sunday, April 18 - Friday, April 23
2011: Sunday, April 3 - Friday, April 8
2012: Sunday, April 22 - Friday, April 27
2013: Sunday, April 14 - Friday, April 19
2014: Sunday, March 30 - Friday, April 4
2015: Sunday, March 22 - Friday, March 27
2016: Monday, March 28 - Saturday, April 2
2017: Sunday, March 26 - Friday, March 31
2018: Sunday, April 15 - Friday, April 20
2019: Sunday, March 31 - Friday, April 5
2020: (no event)
2021: Tuesday, October 26 - Monday, November 1

What if I have a question which is not covered by this FAQ?

There are two ways of asking questions or expressing concerns.

For the fastest answer or response, post a brief message in the Diva Las Vegas Discussion Forum. This is the suggested method if you require a quick response or if your question or concern may be of interest to others.

If you're uneasy asking your question in a public forum, you may e-mail: dlv@divalas.vegas with your question or concern. Please allow several days at minimum for a response. Also, please understand that well over 90% of the questions we receive by e-mail are already answered in this FAQ, so please don't get upset if the reply you receive is to look in a particular section of this FAQ.

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