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Postby External Poster » Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:07 pm

This is the first of two reports, covering the DLV 2021 Attendee Survey.

This report covers the objective section.

75 mostly-complete responses were received. Not everyone answered
all of the questions, so totals for each question may or may not add
up to 75.
. . . . . . . . . .

How many times have you attended Diva Las Vegas?

Once: 32
Twice: 8
Three or more: 18
Five or more: 8
Ten or more: 9
. . . . .

About how far did you travel to attend DLV 2021?

Less than 50: 6
100: 0
200: 0
500: 16
1000: 19
2000: 21
5000: 9
10000: 0
20000 or more: 1

Approximate average miles: 1865.27
. . . . .

What primary means of transportation did you use to travel to DLV 2021?

My own private vehicle: 28
Rental vehicle: 4
Other persons vehicle: 1
Commercial air: 35
Private or charter air: 3
Bus: 2
Local, no travel necessary: 0
. . . . .

On what date did you arrive for DLV 2021?

Before Tuesday, October 26: 44
Tuesday, October 26: 18
Wednesday, October 27: 6
Thursday, October 28: 3
Friday, October 29: 1
Saturday, October 30: 0
Sunday, October 31: 1
. . . . .

On what date did you depart DLV 2021?

Tuesday, October 26: 0
Wednesday, October 27: 1
Thursday, October 28: 4
Friday, October 29: 5
Saturday, October 30: 18
Sunday, October 31: 11
Monday, November 1: 34
After Monday, November 1: 0

Average length of stay: 5.19 days.
. . . . .

Which of the following best describes your attendance and participation
in Diva Las Vegas 2021?

I attended solo and chose my activities individually: 48
With partner - chose activities individually: 5
With partner - mostly participated as a couple: 17
With group - chose activities individually: 2
With group - mostly participated as group: 0
. . . . .

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: 14
Nongaming tourist activities: 20
Business: 3
Spending time alone in the room: 6
Spending time with other DLVers: 17
Spending time with non-DLVers: 5
My usual activities as a LV local: 7
. . . . .

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: 45
No I did not: 27
. . . . .

Did you have a personalized name tag during your attendance of DLV 2016?

Yes, printed one at home and brought it with me: 27
Yes, printed one at home, forgot it, had it re-printed on site: 2
No, printed one at home, forgot it, was not able to have printed: 2
Yes, I had one printed on site: 19
No, I did not: 22
. . . . .

Which version of the DLV 2021 schedule did you find to be most helpful?

The custom schedule with the default options.: 2
The custom schedule with the options I choose.: 19
The tabular (calendar-like) schedule.: 6
The big honking ugly printed version.: 3
The new mobile version of the schedule.: 23
The summary printed in the general mailings.: 9
I did not need or did not use a schedule.: 7
. . . . .

What is your approximate age?

19 - 25: 0
26 - 30: 0
31 - 35: 1
36 - 40: 0
41 - 45: 3
46 - 50: 3
51 - 55: 12
56 - 60: 11
61 - 65: 18
66 - 70: 14
71 - 75: 2
76 - 80: 7
81 - 85: 0
Over 85: 0

Approximate average age: 63.38
. . . . .

Approximate length of experience with regard to appearing in public.

I have not yet appeared in public.: 0
DLV 2021 was my first public exposure.: 4
Less than one year.: 1
1 - 2 years: 10
2 - 5 years: 13
5 - 10 years: 12
10 - 20 years: 23
More than 20 years.: 8
This question does not apply to me.: 2
. . . . .

About how often do you get any significant public exposure?

Daily: 9
Weekly or so: 19
Monthly or so: 14
A few times a year: 21
Once a year or less: 8
This question does not apply to me.: 2
. . . . .

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

Crossdresser: 36
Transvestite: 1
Pre-op: 1
Post-op: 0
No-op: 1
Transgender(ist): 10
Drag queen: 0
Genderqueer: 0
Gender-nonconforming: 1
Gender-neutral: 0
Gender-questioning: 0
Gender-fluid: 6
Bigender: 1
Pangender: 0
Transwoman: 10
Transman: 0
Self-identified woman: 0
Self-identified man: 0
Intersex: 1
H Benjamin Syndrome: 0
Significant other: 1
Admirer: 0
Friend of the community or ally: 0
Friend of another attendee: 0
I do not identify with any of the above labels: 2
. . . . .

Do you belong to a local transgender support group?

I am currently a member.: 18
I have previously been a member.: 19
I have never been a member.: 34
. . . . .

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

First Event 4
Fantasia Fair 10
Southern Comfort Conference 8
Fall Harvest 6
Be-All 3
California Dreaming 5
Colorado Goldrush 2
Esprit 7
Texas T 3
Pinkfest 6
TG Rocktober 10
Paradise in the Poconos 0
Holiday Enfemme 2
Keystone Conference 10
En Femme Getaway 0
Dignity Cruise 0
Wildside Vegas 23
Just You Week 1
. . . . .

Did you also participate in any of the Wildside activities?

Yes, I was a paid Wildside attendee.: 28
Yes, but I did not pay for Wildside.: 14
No, I did not.: 32
. . . . .

Did you primarly identify as a DLV or Wildside attendee?

Primarily as a DLV attendee.: 64
Primarily as a Wildside attendee.: 1
Identified equally as both.: 10
. . . . .

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

Yes, definitely.: 58
Yeah, kinda.: 14
No.: 1
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.: 60
It was a bit confusing.: 10
No.: 2
I did not register or sign up on line.: 2
. . . . .

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

Yes.: 5
No.: 68
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: 12
Mostly satisfied: 14
Neutral: 4
Not really: 3
Definitely not: 0

Other hotels:

Definitely satisfied (Ballys)
Definitely satisfied (Boulder station) (3 responses)
Definitely satisfied (El Cortez)
Definitely satisfied (Golden Nugget)
Definitely satisfied (Harrahs)
Definitely satisfied (Motel 6 Tropicana)
Definitely satisfied (Paris) (2 responses)
Definitely satisfied (Sahara)
Definitely satisfied (Trump)
Definitely satisfied (Wyndham Grand Dessert)
Mostly satisfied (Bally’s) (3 responses)
Mostly satisfied (Circus Rv park)
Mostly satisfied (Mandalay Bay)
Mostly satisfied (OYO)
Mostly satisfied (Rio)
Neutral (Ballys)
Neutral (Linq)

Did not stay in a local hotel: 12
. . . . .

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: 24
Somewhat comfortable: 6
Neutral: 3
Somewhat uncomfortable: 0
very uncomfortable: 0

Other hotels:

Very comfortable (Bally’s) (5 responses)
Very comfortable (Boulder Station) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (Golden nugget)
Very comfortable (Motel 6 Tropicana )
Very comfortable (Paris) (2 responses)
Very comfortable (Rio)
Very comfortable (Sahara)
Very comfortable (Trump)
Very comfortable (Wyndham Grand Dessert)
Very comfortable (not specified)
Somewhat comfortable (Boulder Station)
Somewhat comfortable (Circus Rv park)
Somewhat comfortable (Harrahs)
. . . . .

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

Yes I did: 24
No but I was aware of it: 38
No but I was too late for it: 3
No and I was unaware of it: 1
. . . . .

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

Lunch With Jennifer, Harrahs, Tuesday: 4.0 (10 responses) (2 no-shows)
Flyover, Hard Rock Cafe, Tuesday: 4.66 (3 responses)
New Attendee Welcome and Orientation, Tuesday: 4.41 (31 responses)
Welcome Dinner, Bahama Breeze, Tuesday, 4.46 (49 responses) (1 no-shows)
Louder Common Gathering, The Linq, Tuesday: 4.50 (4 responses)
Quieter Common Gathering, Cromwell, Tuesday: 4.0 (4 responses)

My Memoir Discussion, Flamingo, Wednesday: 5.0 (4 responses)
Wig Seminar, LV Wigs and Fashions, Wednesday: 4.77 (9 responses) (1 no-shows)
Lunch With Marg, Harrahs, Wednesday: 4.40 (5 responses) (2 no-shows)
Art Tour, Barrick Museum of Art, Wednesday: 4.0 (1 responses)
DLV Common Social Hour, The Linq, Wednesday, October 27: 4.40 (10 responses)
Chayo dining option, The Linq, Wednesday: 4.50 (6 responses) (2 no-shows)
Tilted Kilt Dining, The Linq, Wednesday: 4.57 (14 responses) (2 no-shows)
Erotic Heritage Museum, Wednesday: 4.29 (17 responses) (4 no-shows)
WeeBWednesday Costume, Player 1, Wednesday: 3.62 (8 responses) (1 no-shows)
Louder Common Gathering, The Linq, Wednesday: 4.50 (4 responses)
Quieter Common Gathering, Cromwell, Wednesday: 5.0 (3 responses)

DLV Invitational Golf, Sunrise, Thursday: 4.83 (6 responses) (1 no-shows)
Crossdresser Heaven meet-greet, Thursday: 4.41 (12 responses) (1 no-shows)
Makeup Seminar, Looking Glass, Thursday: 4.81 (11 responses) (4 no-shows)
Model Railroad Railfan Social, Cromwell, Thursday: 4.66 (3 responses)
Monster Mini Golf, Bally's, Thursday: 4.63 (11 responses) (4 no-shows)
DLV Common Social Hour, The Linq, Thursday: 5.0 (2 responses)
Ruth's Chris dining option, Harrahs, Thursday: 4.33 (9 responses) (2 no-shows)
Hofbrau dining option, Thursday: 4.70 (10 responses) (5 no-shows)
Cleaver - Butchered Dining, Thursday: 4.66 (12 responses)
RuPaul's Drag Race, Flamingo, Thursday: 4.80 (10 responses) (2 no-shows)
Quieter Common Gathering, Cromwell, Thursday: 4.66 (6 responses)
Louder Common Gathering, Harrahs, Thursday: 4.66 (3 responses)

Pickleball Play and Social, Bally's, Friday: 5.0 (12 responses) (2 no-shows)
Wigs with Wendy, Flamingo, Friday: 4.80 (5 responses) (3 no-shows)
Pole Dance Instruction, Friday: 4.75 (28 responses) (3 no-shows)
Techie-Maker-Hacker Social, Cromwell, Friday: 5.0 (2 responses)
Day Drinking Class, Carnaval Court, Friday: 5.0 (3 responses)
DLV Common Social Hour, The Linq, Friday: 4.0 (1 responses)
Jimmy's At Madisons dining option, Friday: 4.0 (3 responses) (3 no-shows)
Carmine's dining, Friday: 3.80 (5 responses) (1 no-shows)
Polynesian House Party, Friday: 4.75 (28 responses) (3 no-shows)
Louder Common Gathering, The Linq, Friday: 5.0 (1 responses)

Lunch With DeeDee, Harrahs, Saturday: 4.33 (6 responses)
Exotic Racing, LV Motor Speedway, Saturday: 5.0 (3 responses) (1 no-shows)
Day Drinking Class, Carnaval Court, Saturday: 4.66 (3 responses)
DLV-Wildside Dinner and Social, Saturday: 4.41 (29 responses)

Lunch With AJ, Harrahs, Sunday: 3.66 (3 responses)
DLV Common Social Hour, The Linq, Sunday: 4.0 (3 responses)
Halloween Downtown, Sunday: 4.44 (18 responses)
Going-Away Brunch, Bahama Breeze, Monday: 4.40 (10 responses) (1 no-shows)

Overall average enjoyment: 4.52
. . . . .

Which of the following best expresses your thoughts regarding where
future DLV events are placed on the yearly calendar?

I would be more likely to attend an event in the spring: 11
I would be more likely to attend an event in the fall: 26
I would be equally likely to attend in the spring or fall: 34
. . . . .

Which of the following best expresses your opinion on the celebration of
Halloween?

I enjoy celebrating as individual and as a member of the TG community.: 35
I can take it or leave it.: 23
I just don't care for it.: 6
I consider it to be demeaning to the TG community.: 5
. . . . .

Which of the following best reflects the concern you had of the
possibility of acquiring a Covid-19 infection while in Las Vegas?

I had little or no concern of a Covid-19 infection.: 34
I was moderately concerned but not particularly worried.: 30
I was significantly concerned.: 7
. . . . .

Which of the following best indicates your Covid-19 immunity level?

I am fully vaccinated with an additional booster.: 19
I am fully vaccinated.: 45
I am partially vaccinated.: 2
I am unvaccinated but recovered from a Covid-19 infection.: 2
I am unvaccinated and I intend to take the vaccine.: 0
I am unvaccinated and I do not intend to take the vaccine.: 4
. . . . .

At any time while you were attending DLV, were you even asked to produce
proof of Covid-19 vaccination?

Yes, on multiple occasions.: 0
Yes, once.: 4
No, never.: 64
. . . . .

Were you ever denied admission to an activity or venue because you could
not or would not produce proof of a Covid-19 vaccination?

Yes.: 0
No.: 70
. . . . .

Did you end up skipping any scheduled DLV activities out of concern of
exposure to Covid-19?

Yes, more than once.: 11
Yes, once.: 1
No, not at all.: 59
. . . . .

How did you feel about having to wear a face covering most of the time
while attending DLV 2021?

I really didn't mind it.: 22
It was annoying but I made the best of it.: 28
I did not like it and removed it whenever I could.: 15
We don't need no steenkin masks!: 6
. . . . .

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: 30
Occasionally: 24
Frequently: 13
. . . . .

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

Never: 58
Once: 4
Occasionally: 5
Frequently: 2
. . . . .

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

Yes I did: 5
No I did not: 64
. . . . .

During the course of the event, did you ever patronize any of the
"dispensaries" that are now open to the public?

Yes, for recreational purposes.: 7
Yes, for medical purposes.: 0
No, not at all.: 53
I would rather not say.: 4
I don't know what you are talking about.: 4
. . . . .

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.: 9
Yes, and it worked off and on.: 1
Yes, but it seldom or never.: 7
No, I did not use it..: 43
I do not know what you are talking about.: 8
. . . . .

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.: 34
Yes, and it worked off and on.: 1
Yes, but it seldom or never.: 5
No, I did not use it..: 19
Yes, and I suspended or unsubscribed: 9
Say what?: 3
. . . . .

During DLV, did you ever receive any inappropriate phone calls or text
messages from other attendees?

Yes.: 4
No.: 66
. . . . .

Which of the following best describes your experience with the DLV
On-site Check-in, held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Flamning?

Used it and found it to be helpful.?: 21
Used it, but did not find it to be helpful.: 0
I tried but I could not find it.: 9
I was too shy or apprehensive to use it.: 0
I did not know that On-Site Check-in was available.: 3
I chose not to use On-Site Check-in.: 24
No clue what you are talking about.: 7
. . . . .

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

My own private vehicle: 25
My own rental vehicle: 17
In another's vehicle: 4
Taxi: 2
Uber, Lyft, etc.: 19
City bus or shuttle: 0
Walking: 1
. . . . .

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

Yes: 1
No: 67
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty finding the locations at which DLV 2021
activities were held?

Yes: 9
No: 60
. . . . .

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

Yes: 10
No: 59
. . . . .

Did you find the online maps to be helpful?

Yes: 23
No: 9
I don't need a map: 21
What maps?: 13
. . . . .

Did you have any difficulty contacting DLV volunteers by phone?

Yes: 5
No: 29
I did not attempt to phone.: 33
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: 6
No: 61
. . . . .

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

Mostly yes: 58
Yes, somewhat: 8
Neutral: 4
No, somewhat: 0
Mostly no: 0
. . . . .

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

Yes, via e-mail: 6
Yes, via Yahoo: 0
Yes, via MyDLV: 19
No: 33
I don't know what you are talking about.: 9
. . . . .

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

Comfortable most or all of the time.: 58
Mostly comfortable, but sometimes uncomfortable.: 10
Frequently uncomfortable.: 0
. . . . .

During DLV 2021, 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: 3
Yes, but I was put off by it.: 2
No, I did not.: 63
. . . . .

During DLV 2021, 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: 4
Yes, but it was received negatively: 0
No, but I sure felt like it at times: 8
No, not at all.: 56
. . . . .

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.: 3
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating: 1
No, I was not.: 65
. . . . .

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.: 2
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating: 0
No, I was not.: 68
. . . . .

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.: 4
I had a Big Sister and I did not find the program to be helpful.: 1
I was a volunteer Big Sister and had a positive experience.: 3
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.: 1
I did not participate in the Big Sister program.: 56
I was unaware the Big Sister program existed.: 2
. . . . .

Which of the following best represents the various payments you made
during the course of your attendance of DLV 2021?

Credit/debit cards almost exclusively.: 31
Credit/debit cards for big things, mostly cash otherwise.: 9
Mostly cards but occasionally cash.: 15
About 50/50 cash and cards.: 9
Mostly cash but occasionally cards.: 2
Cash almost exclusively.: 4
. . . . .

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

Approximate average: 943.33
. . . . .

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

Approximate average: 422.30
. . . . .

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

Approximate average: 216.41
. . . . .

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: 162.68
. . . . .

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

Approximate average: 2801.47
. . . . .

In general, did you consider DLV 2021 to be reasonable and affordable?

Yes, definitely: 37
Yes, somewhat: 25
Neutral: 6
No, somewhat: 1
No, definitely: 0
. . . . .

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

None at all: 37
Very little: 10
Occasionally: 13
Frequently: 10
. . . . .

Which best indicates what DLV is to you?

An opportunity to dress.: 11
An opportunity to socialize.: 24
An opportunity to party.: 0
An opportunity to express myself.: 6
An opportunity to learn.: 1
An opportunity to meet others in the TG community.: 29
. . . . .

How important is it that there be a significant number of other
attendees of the same general age range?

Very important to me.: 4
Moderately important to me.: 19
Important, but there are other factors.: 24
Little or no importance.: 23
. . . . .

Did you think DLV was too long or too short?

It was too long: 13
It was too short: 2
It was just about right: 54
. . . . .

And what about the request to wear name tags?

I found them to be helpful: 28
I don't really care either way: 35
I did not like them: 5
. . . . .

Did you personally have any public restroom issues while attending DLV
2021?

I used public restrooms and YES I had issues or incidents.: 4
I used public restrooms and did NOT have issues.: 43
I seldom or never used public restrooms.: 19
This question does not apply to me.: 3
. . . . .

All in all, did DLV 2021 meet your expectations?

DLV 2021 exceeded my expectations: 23
DLV 2021 met my expectations: 42
DLV 2021 failed to meet my expectations: 5
. . . . .

Would you attend another DLV?

Yes, definitely: 43
Yes, probably: 19
Maybe: 7
Probably not: 2
Definitely not: 0
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