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Postby External Poster » Tue May 02, 2017 4:28 am

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This is the first of two reports.

This report gives the results of the objective portion of the DLV 2017
attendee survey. 72 mostly-complete responses were received. Not
everyone answered all questions, so totals will not always add up to 72.
. . . . .

How many times have you attended Diva Las Vegas?

Once: 14
Twice: 9
Three or more: 16
Five or more: 20
Ten or more: 13
. . . . .

About how far did you travel to attend DLV 2017?

Less than 50: 7
100: 0
200: 0
500: 21
1000: 11
2000: 24
5000: 8
10000: 0
20000 or more: 1

Average miles: 1803.47
. . . . .

What primary means of transportation did you use to travel to DLV 2017?

My own private vehicle: 31
Rental vehicle: 2
Other persons vehicle: 2
Commercial air: 33
Private or charter air: 0
Bus: 0
Local, no travel necessary: 4
. . . . .

On what date did you arrive for DLV 2017?

Before Sunday, March 26: 26
Sunday, March 26: 26
Monday, March 27: 14
Tuesday, March 28: 2
Wednesday, March 29: 3
Thursday, March 30: 1
Friday, March 31 : 0

On what date did you depart DLV 2017?

Sunday, March 26: 0
Monday, March 27: 0
Tuesday, March 28: 1
Wednesday, March 29: 5
Thursday, March 30: 3
Friday, March 31: 18
After Friday, March 31: 45

Average length of stay: 5.34 days.
. . . . .

Which of the following best describes your attendance and participation
in Diva Las Vegas 2016?

I attended solo and chose my activities individually: 58
With partner - chose activities individually: 3
With partner - mostly participated as a couple: 6
With group - chose activities individually: 1
With group - mostly participated as group: 4
. . . . .

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: 65
No I did not: 7
. . . . .

Did you receive a personalized name tags during your attendance of DLV
2016?

Yes I did: 62
No I did not: 10
. . . . .

What is your approximate age?

18 - 25: 0
26 - 30: 1
31 - 35: 2
36 - 40: 5
41 - 45: 7
46 - 50: 8
51 - 55: 10
56 - 60: 9
61 - 65: 12
66 - 70: 9
71 - 75: 3
76 - 80: 2
Over 80: 1

Approximate average age: 57.75
. . . . .

Approximate length of experience with regard to appearing in public.

I have not yet appeared in public: 0
DLV 2017 was my first public exposure: 3
Less than one year: 0
1 - 2 years: 10
2 - 5 years: 13
5 - 10 years: 15
10 - 20 years: 17
More than 20 years: 12
This question does not apply to me: 2
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About how often do you get any significant public exposure?

Daily: 9
Weekly or so: 13
Monthly or so: 20
A few times a year: 23
Once a year or less: 4
This question does not apply to me: 2
(One response discarded due to inconsistency.)
. . . . .

I consider myself to be primarily a (an) ... (Items with responses
listed first in alphabetical order. It should be noted that we do not
define these terms.)

Bigender: 1
Crossdresser: 27
Gender-fluid: 3
Gender-neutral: 1
Gender-nonconforming: 3
Gender-questioning: 1
No-op: 1
Pangender: 1
Post-op: 1
Pre-op: 1
Transgender(ist): 16
Transvestite: 5
Transwoman: 5

I do not identify with any of the above labels: 6

Admirer: 0
Drag queen: 0
Friend of another attendee: 0
Friend of the community or ally: 0
Genderqueer: 0
H Benjamin Syndrome: 0
Intersex: 0
Self-identified man: 0
Self-identified woman: 0
Significant other: 0
Transman: 0
. . . . .

I am a (an) ...

Nonsmoker: 67
Occasional smoker: 4
Regular smoker: 1
. . . . .

I consider myself to be a (an) ...

Non-drinker: 7
Social drinker: 47
Regular drinker: 17
. . . . .

Do you belong to a local transgender support group?

I am currently a member: 19
I have previously been a member: 27
I have never been a member: 24
. . . . .

Have you ever attended any of the following transgender community
events? (Weighted relative responses for each event. Alphabetical
order.)

Be-All 4
California Dreaming 7
Colorado Goldrush 4
Dignity Cruise 4
En Femme Getaway 2
Esprit 12
Fall Harvest 10
Fantasia Fair 23
First Event 6
Holiday Enfemme 3
Just You Week 6
Keystone Conference 2
Paradise in the Poconos 3
Pinkfest 6
Southern Comfort Conference 30
Texas T 4
Wildside Vegas 21
. . . . .

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

Yes, definitely: 58
Yeah, kinda: 12
No: 0
I have not viewed the DLV web site: 1
. . . . .

Did you find our on-line registration procedure and activity sign-up to
be convenient and easy to use?

Yes: 61
It was a bit confusing: 8
No: 0
I did not register or sign up on line: 0
. . . . .

Did you have any technical or ergonomic difficulties when using our
on-line registration or activity sign-up screens?

Yes: 5
No: 66
I did not register or sign up on line: 1
. . . . .

If you stayed in a local hotel, were you satisfied with the quality and
condition of your room and the facilities of the property?

Flamingo:

Definitely satisfied: 20
Mostly satisfied: 5
Neutral: 3
Not really: 3
Definitely not: 0
. . .

Paris:

Definitely satisfied: 1
Mostly satisfied: 0
Neutral: 0
Not really: 0
Definitely not: 0
. . .

Four Queens:

Definitely satisfied: 0
Mostly satisfied: 0
Neutral: 1
Not really: 0
Definitely not: 0
. . .

Other hotels:

Definitely satisfied (Bally's)
Definitely satisfied (Encore)
Definitely satisfied (California)
Definitely satisfied (Cosmopolitan)
Definitely satisfied (Encore) (2 responses)
Definitely satisfied (MGM)
Definitely satisfied (Palace Station) (2 responses)
Definitely satisfied (Palazzo)
Definitely satisfied (Palms)
Definitely satisfied (Planet Hollywood)
Definitely satisfied (Rio)
Definitely satisfied (Signature at MGM)
Definitely satisfied (Silver Sevens)
Definitely satisfied (SLS) (2 responses)
Definitely satisfied (Tuscany)

Mostly satisfied (Bally's)
Mostly satisfied (Best Value)
Mostly satisfied (California)
Mostly satisfied (El Cortez)
Mostly satisfied (Extended Stay America)
Mostly satisfied (Marriott)
Mostly satisfied (Palace Station) (2 responses)
Mostly satisfied (Rio)

Neutral (Ellis Island)

Not really (Arizona Charley (dump))
Not really (Harrah's)

Did not stay in a local hotel: 9
. . . . .

If you stayed in a local hotel, what was your comfort level regarding
the climate, culture, and attitude that you perceived there?

Flamingo:

Very comfortable: 21
Somewhat comfortable: 7
Neutral: 2
Somewhat uncomfortable: 1
Very uncomfortable: 0
. . .

Paris:

Very comfortable: 1
Somewhat comfortable: 0
Neutral: 0
Somewhat uncomfortable: 0
Very uncomfortable: 0
. . .

Four Queens:

Very comfortable: 0
Somewhat comfortable: 1
Neutral: 0
Somewhat uncomfortable: 0
Very uncomfortable: 0
. . .

Other hotels:

Very comfortable (Bally's) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (California) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (Encore) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (Palace Station) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (Palazzo)
Very comfortable (Palms)
Very comfortable (Planet (Hollywood))
Very comfortable (Rio)
Very comfortable (Signature at MGM)
Very comfortable (Silver Sevens)
Very comfortable (SLS) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (Tuscany)

Somewhat comfortable (Cosmo)
Somewhat comfortable (El Cortez)
Somewhat comfortable (Marriott)
Somewhat comfortable (MGM)
Somewhat comfortable (Rio)
Somewhat comfortable (Ellis Island)
Somewhat comfortable (not specified)

Neutral (Arizona Charley)
Neutral (Extended Stay America )
Neutral (Harrah's)

Very uncomfortable (Palace Station)
. . . . .

Did you take advantage of our special promotional hotel room rates at
the Flamingo for all or part of your stay?

Yes I did: 25
No but I was aware of it: 34
No but I was too late for it: 7
No and I was unaware of it: 0
. . . . .

What was your level of enjoyment at each of the following activities?

Bare Minerals Makeup Sessions, all sessions: 4.66 (6 responses)
Katie's Kozy Koffee Korner, Flamingo, all sessions: 4.23 (13 responses)
MAC Makeup Lessons, all sessions: 4.55 (9 responses) (1 no-show)
YSL Makeovers, all sessions: 5.0 (3 responses)

Lunch With Aejaie, Flamingo Buffet, Sunday: 5.0 (3 responses) (2 no-shows)
Magnolia HH and Dinner, Four Queens, Sunday: 4.80 (5 responses) (1 no-show)
Gold Spike HH and Dinner, Sunday, March 26: 4.0 (8 responses) (1 no-show)
Denny's HH and Dinner, Sunday, March 26: 4.90 (10 responses) (1 no-show)
Fremont Street Experience, Sunday, March 26: 4.45 (22 responses)
Gold Spike gaming, Sunday, March 26: 4.0 (8 responses) (1 no-show)
Late Night Dancing, Fremont Street Experience, Sunday: 4.75 (12 responses)

Studio Lites Open House, Monday, March 27: 4.0 (7 responses)
Lunch With Aejaie, Off The Strip - Linq, Monday: 4.75 (8 responses)
New Attendee Welcome and Orientation, BB, Monday: 4.60 (20 responses)
Welcome HH, Dinner, Social, BB, Monday: 4.70 (58 responses) (1 no-show)
Late Night Dancing, Paris - Le Cabaret, Monday: 4.76 (25 responses)

Diva Las Vegas Invitational Golf, Tuesday: 5.0 (8 responses)
Lunch Without Ginger, Flamingo Buffet, Tuesday: 4.0 (1 response)
Love Ur Look Luncheon, Kona Grill, Tuesday: 4.76 (13 responses) (1 no-show)
Hofbrauhaus HH and Dinner, Tuesday: 4.44 (9 responses) (2 no-shows)
Ruth's Chris HH and Dinner, Harrahs, Tuesday: 4.78 (14 responses) (2 no-shows)
Ricardo's HH and Dinner, Tuesday, March 28: 4.66 (9 responses)
Erotic Heritage Museum, Tuesday, March 28: 4.60 (30 responses) (1 no-show)
Late Night Dancing, Paris - Le Cabaret, Tuesday: 4.78 (23 responses)

Tennis Tournament, Bally's, Wednesday, March 29: 5.0 (3 responses)
Lunch With Aejaie, Fulton Street, Wednesday: 5.0 (6 responses) (1 no-show)
Topgolf, Wednesday, March 29: 4.83 (6 responses) (1 no-show)
Kiss Monster Mini Golf, Rio, Wednesday: 4.75 (8 responses) (3 no-shows)
Taj Place HH and Dinner, Wednesday: 5.0 (1 response) (2 no-shows)
Trevi Happy Hour and Dinner, Wednesday, March 29: 4.57 (38 responses)
Limousine Tour, Caesars Palace, Wednesday, March 29: 4.82 (23 responses)
OSheas Social, Linq, Wednesday, March 29: 5.0 (1 response)
Late Night Dancing, Paris - Le Cabaret, Wednesday: 4.87 (16 responses)

Pistol and rifle shooting, Discount Firearms, Thursday: 4.75 (4 responses)
Lunch Without Ginger, Flamingo Buffet, Thursday: 5.0 (2 responses)
Live Escape, Countdown, Thursday, March 30: 4.60 (5 responses)
Creative Wigs Workshop, BB, Thursday: 4.75 (16 responses) (2 no-shows)
Farewell HH, Dinner, Off The Strip, Thursday, March 30: 4.58 (48 responses)
Late Night Dancing, Paris - Le Cabaret, Thursday: 4.78 (23 responses)

Lunch With Cami, Carnegie Deli, Friday, March 31: 4.66 (3 responses)
Exotic Racing, LVMS, Friday, March 31: 4.75 (4 responses) (1 no-show)
High Tea, Four Seasons, Friday, March 31: 4.66 (3 responses)
Margaritaville HH and Dinner, Flamingo, Friday, March 31: 4.22 (9 responses)
Giordanos HH and Dinner, Bally's, Friday, March 31: 4.0 (7 responses)
Show and Dinner, Friday, March 31: 4.66 (3 responses)
Late Night Dancing, Paris - Le Cabaret, Friday: 4.90 (21 responses)
. . . . .

The section of the survey tracking comfort level at individual
activities has been retired. Comments regarding comfort at activities
will appear in the comment section.
. . . . .

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: 45
Occasionally: 20
Frequently: 3
. . . . .

Did you find yourself missing DLV activities because you were in any
uncomfortable, unsure, or uneasy about attending?

Never: 58
Once: 8
Occasionally: 4
Frequently: 0
. . . . .

During the course of the event, did you suffer from an unexpected
illness or injury which prevented you from fully participating?

Yes I did: 4
No I did not: 65
. . . . .

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

Yes, and it worked fine: 22
Yes, and it worked off and on: 0
Yes, but it seldom or never: 2
No, I did not use it.: 46
I do not know what you are talking about: 1
. . . . .

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: 17
Yes, and it worked off and on: 4
Yes, but it seldom or never: 2
No, I did not use it.: 44
Say what?: 3
. . . . .

Which of the following best describes your experience with the DLV
On-site Check-in, held from Sunday through Thursday at the Flamning?

Used it and found it to be helpful: 19
Used it, but did not find it to be helpful: 1
I tried but I could not find it: 7
I was too shy or apprehensive to use it: 2
I did not know that On-Site Check-in was available: 16
No clue what you are talking about: 7
. . . . .

Did you have convenient and reliable e-mail service during DLV, using
any method?

Yes, and I checked e-mail frequently: 56
Yes, but I checked it infrequently: 6
No: 8
. . . . .

Which of the following BEST describes your electronic communication
abilities during our event?

None, No phone, no e-mail, no nothing: 0
Hotel room phone only: 1
Personal home phone only, voice only: 0
Personal cell phone, voice only: 3
Personal cell phone, text capable: 10
Smart Phone, web capable: 41
Netbook or tablet with sporadic Internet access only: 2
Netbook or tablet with regular Internet access: 7
Full-size laptop or desktop with sporadic Internet access only: 0
Full-size laptop or desktop with regular Internet access: 6
. . . . .

Which of the following best represents your thoughts should the proposed
major TG event in Los Angeles come to fruition and occur within a few
weeks of DLV 2018?

Most likely skip DLV and attend the new event: 5
Most likely attend DLV and skip the new event: 46
Most likely attend both: 13
Most likely skip both: 2
. . . . .

Which of the following best describes your personal location regarding
geographic proximity to Las Vegas and Los Angeles?

I am in the general vicinity of Los Angeles: 11
I am in the general vicinity of Las Vegas: 7
Roughly equidistant from both: 13
Significant distance from both: 39
. . . . .

What was your primary means of transportation to and from DLV
activities?

My own private vehicle: 25
My own rental vehicle: 12
In another's vehicle: 1
Taxi: 17
Uber, Lyft, etc: 7
City bus or shuttle: 0
Walking: 7
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty getting a ride to DLV activities?

Yes: 3
No: 65
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty finding the locations at which DLV 2017
activities were held?

Yes: 4
No: 66
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty finding the group at any of our venues?

Yes: 5
No: 66
. . . . .

Did you find the online maps to be helpful?

Yes: 31
No: 6
I don't need a map: 32
What maps?: 2
. . . . .

Did you find the lack of a printed map and schedule to be an
inconvenience?

Yes, a major inconvenience: 2
No: 64
Maybe a minor inconvenience: 4
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty contacting DLV volunteers by phone?

Yes: 4
No: 22
I did not attempt to phone: 44
I never received any phone numbers: 1
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty identifying and/or contacting DLV organizers
and volunteers in person at DLV?

Yes: 3
No: 66
. . . . .

Did you find the other DLV attendees to be friendly and inclusive?

Mostly yes: 63
Yes, somewhat: 4
Neutral: 1
No, somewhat: 2
Mostly no: 0
. . . . .

Did you participate in the DLV Discussion Forum on the web or the
associated mailing list?

Yes, via e-mail: 10
Yes, via Yahoo: 3
Yes, via MyDLV: 31
No: 26
I don't know what you are talking about: 1
. . . . .

Do you use MyDLV and if so how much?

For the Discussion Forum only: 18
For multiple features: 29
None at all: 18
What the heck is MyDLV?: 1
. . . . .

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

Comfortable most or all of the time: 57
Mostly comfortable, but sometimes uncomfortable: 10
Frequently uncomfortable: 2
. . . . .

During DLV 2017, 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: 6
Yes, but I was put off by it: 1
No, I did not: 63
. . . . .

During DLV 2017, 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: 5
Yes, but it was received negatively: 0
No, but I sure felt like it at times: 10
No, not at all: 55
. . . . .

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: 1
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating: 7
No, I was not: 63
. . . . .

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: 0
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating: 0
No, I was not: 70
. . . . .

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: 2
I had a Big Sister and I did not find the program to be helpful: 0
I was a volunteer Big Sister and had a positive experience: 4
I was a volunteer Big Sister and my Little Sister was a no-show: 1
I was a volunteer Big Sister and did not have a positive experience: 0
I did not participate in the Big Sister program: 61
I was unaware the Big Sister program existed: 1
. . . . .

Which of the following best represents the various payments you made
during the course of your attendance of DLV 2016?

Credit/debit cards almost exclusively: 12
Credit/debit cards for big things, mostly cash otherwise: 8
Mostly cards but occasionally cash: 13
About 50/50 cash and cards: 12
Mostly cash but occasionally cards: 16
Cash almost exclusively: 6
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on accommodations while you were
attending DLV?

Approximate average: 778.94
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on food and non-alcoholic beverages
while you were attending DLV?

Approximate average: 424.16
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on alcoholic beverages while you
were attending DLV?

Approximate average: 166.10
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on local transportation (rental
car, taxi rides, Monorail pass, donation to others' fuel funds, etc.)
while you were attending DLV?

Approximate average: 148.33
. . . . .

Considering all expenses of all types, what was the total amount you
spent in order to attend and participate in DLV?

Approximate average: 2008.33
. . . . .

In general, did you consider DLV 2017 to be reasonable and affordable?

Yes, definitely: 38
Yes, somewhat: 21
Neutral: 10
No, somewhat: 0
No, definitely: 0
. . . . .

Did you participate in table and/or machine gaming during your
attendance of DLV?

None at all: 20
Very little: 18
Occasionally: 24
Frequently: 8
. . . . .

Which best indicates what DLV is to you?

An opportunity to dress: 15
An opportunity to socialize: 21
An opportunity to party: 1
An opportunity to express myself: 9
An opportunity to learn: 2
An opportunity to meet others in the TG community: 22
. . . . .

How important is it to me that there will be a significant number of
other attendees of the same general age range at DLV?

Very important to me: 5
Moderately important to me: 16
Important, but there are other factors: 21
Little or no importance: 26
. . . . .

Did you think DLV was too long or too short?

It was too long: 12
It was too short: 4
It was just about right: 52
. . . . .

And what about the request to wear name tags?

I found them to be helpful: 40
I don't really care either way: 22
I did not like them: 7
. . . . .

Did you personally have any public restroom issues while attending DLV
2017?

I used public restrooms and YES I had issues or incidents: 0
I used public restrooms and did NOT have issues: 61
I seldom or never used public restrooms: 6
This question does not apply to me: 3
. . . . .

All in all, did DLV 2017 meet your expectations?

DLV 2017 exceeded my expectations: 26
DLV 2017 met my expectations: 40
DLV 2017 failed to meet my expectations: 4
. . . . .

Would you attend another DLV?

Yes, definitely: 47
Yes, probably: 15
Maybe: 5
Probably not: 3
Definitely not: 0


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