BY MICAELA KAIBNI RAEN
The first national LGBT greeting card company has found a new way to empower families and support LGBT communities. Dina Proto and Dina “Dom” Poist-Proto are entrepreneurs on a mission to create professional high-quality greeting cards that reflect the emotions and sentiments of the LGBT community and their families.
Dina and Dom share four children and started their professional greeting card company, Teazled, while working full-time as nurses in the health care industry. They met through their jobs and faced challenges within their own families before they could begin their life as a couple. When Dom “came out” to her mother, her mother had a difficult time with it and kept her distance. During that time Dom’s mother wrote in a journal about her journey to acceptance. Later, that journal would be used to create some of their first greeting cards.
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