The next meeting of SOFFA is February 17th, at Leawood Pioneer Library, in Study Room 116, from 6:30pm – 8.00pm.
Meetings are open to all friends, family, significant others and allies of trans people. If you can’t make it to a meeting, email email@example.com or message through facebook via https://www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC
The Kansas City SOFFA group is having a joint meeting with the UMKC Trans+Allies group. This month, UMKC is having a round-table discussion with parents of trans children and young adults, and SOFFA members are joining them to participate in the discussion. While it is a round-table discussion, no one is obligated to speak. We encourage parents to attend, but you do not need to be a parent, just interested in learning more about this topic.
The meeting is at UMKC Student Union in room 302, 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be free pizza provided. Be careful where you park – make sure you clearly display your UMKC parking tags, if you have them, otherwise, metered parking is available in the parking garage to the north of the Student Union. Some street parking is available by the School of Education at 615 E 52nd Street.
The Vital Voice reached out to the KC SOFFA group that Fiona Nowling leads to ask if people would share their stories with the magazine.
SOFFA is a support group for Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies of Trans People. They can be reached via www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC & they have a private group on Facebook too.
Fiona and another member shared their story – and then Fiona and Una were asked to have a photo shoot done for the article.
The Vital Voice is an LGBT issues magazine which started in St. Louis, but has extended to cover Kansas City. August’s issue focused on families, and the article is about how the transition of a trans person affects the family and the people that love them and how the family supports and affects them in turn. It is available online and physically in lots of places in St. Louis and Kansas City, including LikeMe Lighthouse. The August issue is still available, or you can read the article at the link below.
Family Ties: Trans Spouses