SOFFA (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies) of Transgender and Non-Binary Persons is a support group for those close to someone who is or feels they may be transgender or transsexual.

We meet twice monthly, on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6.30 – 8.00 at Johnson County Library meeting rooms.  Our aim is to help people handle their feelings, fears, hopes and learn to deal with the changes in their relationships, to help them adjust and to learn how to support their transgender/gender nonbinary person.  After most meetings, we go across to the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble across from Leawood Pioneer Library to chat further.  I also usually only delete old meetings out at the end of the month, so do not worry about if the group still exists if you can see earlier meetings than today’s date.  It does not auto-update.

Please note that in order to encourage open communication about concerns and questions, SOFFA meetings are restricted to non-transpersons.  We do have several socials during the year for the whole family to attend (if they wish to).

If you have any questions about SOFFA, please email Fiona at  There is also a SOFFA group on Facebook where you can chat privately or share resources – contact Fiona to be added.

This is a copy of our flyer with our information on – it prints two to a sheet if anyone wants to give a copy to friends, or people needing support –  Note – it mentions that occasionally we use Lackman Library. That was only rarely if room clashes arose and Lackman Library is closing.  All meetings are at Leawood Pioneer unless stated otherwise below.  An updated flyer will be coming soon.


May 6th – Zoom Call, 6.30pm – 8:00pm.
May 20th – Zoom Call, 6.30pm – 8:00pm.

June 3rd – Zoom Call, 6.30pm – 8:00pm.
June 18th – Zoom Call, 108, 6.30pm – 8:00pm.

July 1st – Zoom Call, 6.30pm – 8:00pm.
July 15th – Zoom Call, 6.30pm – 8:00pm.

Leawood Pioneer Library is at 4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211.

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Details for June 3rd Zoom Call:

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