LOGO Frequently Asked Questions

Category 2: Attending

How do I register and does it cost anything to register?

There is no cost to register. See section 8 (costs) in this FAQ.

I'm F to M, am I still welcome?

Most definitely, sir! :)

I'm under 21 years of age, can I still attend?

No. There are a number of resources available for TG teens, but Diva Las Vegas is not one of them, sorry.

But didn't you once allow 18-20 year olds to attend?

Yes we did, and in all cases those of age 18-20 could not fully participate due to age restrictions at several of our venues.

Since all who were 18-20 years of age when they attended are now over 21, this policy is entirely forward-looking at this time.

Las Vegas is really a "21 and over" town, and it's unfair to invite individuals to join us only to have to tell them that they will only be able to partially participate.

Are spouses, significant others, and children welcome at Diva Las Vegas?

Spouses and SO's of age 21 or older are most welcome to attend and to participate with the group.

As for kids, very few DLV activities will be appropriate for, or of interest to those of teenage years or younger.

Some of the hotels do have activities geared for those through the mid teens. Some hotels still have a video arcade area. Some theme parks and areas, including rides, games, etc., are available on the Strip, but many of these have been shut down within the past several years.

Most of the larger hotels and resorts will have a sitter service available.

Please be aware, however, that some hotels that cater to adults will have certain not-so-subtle practices to discourage bringing kids, such as counting each child of any age for room occupancy, making all persons of all ages in the buffet line pay full price, prohibiting strollers on the property, etc. Please ask about things like this when you make reservations if you will be bringing younger children.

When I get to Las Vegas, how do I "check in" and make contact with the group?

Check-in is very simple. At your first DLV activity, one of our volunteers will take your name, give you your name tag if you need one, and ask if you have any questions or concerns.

If you're new to DLV, one of our volunteers will greet you and introduce you around to the others in the group.

The times and locations of the various activities, along with directions and instructions for locating the group, will be given to those who register. Local contact phone numbers will be given to those who register so there will be no concern about failing to make contact or losing contact.

What is the deadline for registration?

The deadline for registration will usually be 2-3 days before the start date of the event.

There may be other deadlines and cutoffs, such as for sign-up for some of the popular activities, and these will be announced in the mailings.

Please note that you must register to attend DLV. Unannounced "walk-ins" and "she's with me" tag-alongs will not be admitted.

What's your policy on admirers? Are admirers welcome?

Yes, admirers are welcome. We've always been open to anybody who identifies with the theme of DLV, and who agrees to behave as a lady or a gentleman (or both).

Speaking freely, admirers do have a reputation of coming on very strong, and it is this behavior, not the mere fact that they are admirers, that makes them unwelcome at some TG gatherings.

We have had admirers, both male and female, attend DLV over the years with no issues whatsoever.

Anyone of any gender, orientation, and persuasion will most likely be welcome at DLV as long as they behave appropriately and respect the others who will be present.

Please see our Admirers Guide to DLV for further discussion.

Do I still have to register if I only want to do 1 or 2 activities with the group?

Yes, you do.

We're asking all people who want to participate in any DLV activities to please register. It's simple, quick, painless, discreet, and spam-free.

But {so and so} said I really don't have to register.

{So and so} is wrong.

But what if I just want to hang around, and not do any activities?

We're still asking you to please register. Registration is not optional if you want to participate in Diva Las Vegas.

What if I just show up?

Please expect to be turned away, sorry.

We will not be accepting unannounced "walk-in" attendees. You must register in advance to participate in DLV.

I'm local to Las Vegas and want to attend, what should I do?

About 20% of the DLV participants come from Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

If you live in the Las Vegas area, DLV will introduce you to many others in the area who share your interest, as well as give you a sample of places you can go and things you can do in the area.

There's no requirement that you stay in one of our suggested hotels when you attend DLV, although a few from the local area do, for one reason or another.

Please follow the usual procedure. Register on line and please indicate in the appropriate space that you are local to Las Vegas.

But {so and so} said that locals don't have to register.

{So and so} is wrong!

I registered for DLV once but did not show up. Am I still welcome?

That's water under the bridge. All is forgiven. Looking forward to having you with us!

What is expected of me? Are there any conditions of participation?

To register for Diva Las Vegas you must agree to three things:

  1. Our Conditions Of Participation
  2. Our Behavior, Dress, and Restroom guidelines
  3. Waiver of liability

The main condition of participation is that you dress and act as a lady or gentleman and be nice to others. The Conditions Of Participation document is on line HERE.

The Behavior, Dress, and Restroom guidelines are discussed in depth in section 13 of this FAQ.

The Waiver Of Liability is standard and appears on the registration screens. An advance copy will be sent to you on request. Some DLV activities (such as Air Tours and Roller Derby Boot Camp) may require a more formal signed liability waiver.

About how many people will be attending?

(This is most likely the most frequently asked question.)

Headcount projections are announced in our mailing list.

Attendance total exceeded 100 each year since 2003. Our highest attendance was 179 in 2010.

Are single (unaccompanied) women (GG's) allowed to attend?

You are definitely welcome and there will likely be other single genetic women at DLV as well as spouses. We're always happy to have friends!

Quite honestly, I'm scared. I might back out. Can you help me?

Yes, most definitely! All of the DLV organizers and volunteers know exactly how you feel. We'll do what we can to help you feel comfortable, such as:

Please be assured that even though you may not know anyone else in advance, you will be among friends.

It is universally reported that those who are nervous when going to their first DLV activity lose that nervous feeling within minutes after meeting the others.
I'm bringing somebody with me. Should we register as a couple or individually?

It depends.

If you are spouses, "significant others" to each other, or life partners, you are welcome to register as a couple, and the "SO Attending" checkbox is intended for this, to make it convenient to register both of you in one step.

If you are friends, even best friends or "very very good friends" but not life partners, we ask you to please register individually.

Why? Mainly because history has shown that tag-alongs and "She's With Me" guests frequently don't get the word about what's going on.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Can I bring guests? Family members? Other TGs? Friends?

Spouses and "Significant Others" are always welcome and can be included on your registration.

Bona fide immediate family members are welcome to participate with you.

We ask that you request any other friends and guests who want to attend with you to register. It costs nothing and there's very little formality. This gets them on our roster, allows them to sign up for any activities they wish to do, and admits them to all regular DLV activities which they want to attend.

Individuals who do not appear on our roster, including "she's with me" guests, will not be admitted to DLV activities.

Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.

About how many partners and "Significant Others" participate in Diva Las Vegas?

Over the past several years, about 20% of the primary attendees brought their spouse or partner along. Most partners participate regularly in the DLV activities.

One thing to note is that the DLV participants make up a very diverse group and we do have a certain number of male SOs, TG-TG and other "nontraditional" bondings.

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