1. HAVE FUN
That is THE goal at our events!
2. BE POLITE
It shouldn't have to be said, but respect other's rights to have fun, be polite, be fun, don't try to be an issue.
3. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, ASK!
There is no way we can cover everything on our website, or even when we get together at our event. If you have a question, ask around or find a hostess and ask.
4. RESPECT PRONOUNS
This is something that is very personal to a lot of our guests. If someone presents as male, refer to them as such. If someone presents as female, refer to them as such. If you're unsure, introduce yourself and deduce for yourself how to proceed. If you MUST ask, be tactful.
5. RESPECT PRIVACY
Don't just go taking pictures nilly-willy, this makes some people nervous. Some, because they have a lot on the line personally, others, because they just don't like cameras. If you are out and about and want to take pictures, please be mindful of whom you are capturing in the shot.
6. SPORTS, POLITICS, AND RELIGION
It is like being in a bar; be very careful about who you talk to about anything relating to any of these three categories. We have guests from all over the world and are in the middle of NFL, NCAA, sports everything, the nastiest political races in recent history, and various religious holidays... you are here for a good time, and so is everyone else... let's keep it that way instead of having hurt feelings and anger erupt in the middle of our collective serenity.
7. STAY SAFE AND LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER
The 39th Street Strip and the Hotel Habana are relatively safe, especially in regards to sexual and gender identity, however, you can never be too safe. Remember, as a woman it is important to take the little precautions like watching your drink; if you have to leave it, ask a friend to watch it for you. If there is ever a situation that develops that raises your suspicions, say something to a friend or a hostess.
Hotel security circulates around the property so they are never far away, however, when going to your room, have your room key in your hand to minimize the time standing in front of your door. Keep the curtains closed unless you seek attention from passersby. Remember to take your key out of your door when you come back to your room to ensure your safety.
If you don't, you will have a hard time with Rule #1. All of us have social anxiety to one degree or another, and we share the same fears, so all of us can relate to that... do not let the fear of the unknown rule you while at our events. Remember, nobody here knows you from "back home", and everyone will treat you as you. As long as you relax, smile, and chat... you will have a great time!
9. Plus 1s
Feel free to bring friends, significant others, etc., with you, as long as they are respectful to transgender people. You are responsible for their behavior, and they will be expected to follow the rules like everyone else.
10. 21+ Up
The District Hotel is a 21+ up facility: it does not allow anyone under 21 years of age on the property. The clubs along the 39th Street Strip are 21 + up businesses. All clubs ID for entry by state law, so have your photo ID with you at all times.