TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids?
LISANDRA: My wife Jasmin and I have been together 8 yrs and married for 4 . We got married in the state of DC. We have a daughter named Alyssa Jaliz who turn 5 months on the 14th of Dec. We had the blessing of finding a donor and doing in at home insemination and got pregnant the first try. When she was born we completely fell in love with our daughter.
TNF: Where did I meet my wife? What do your children call you.
LISANDRA: I met my wife on MySpace. I was living in MA and she was living NY. I took a bus to meet her in person a Month later and we continued a long distance relationship for 3 months, after that I packed my stuff and we moved in together. Since our daughter is only 4 months she doesn’t call us anything yet, but our plan is for her to call me mommy and my wife momma. If she decides to call us the other way around that will b fine too.
TNF: Do you feel different from other families?
LISANDRA: Although we may seem different and look different, I don’t feel different. Our family does the same things other families do.
TNF: Where do you live? Is it tough being a gay couple where you live?
LISANDRA: We just moved to Orlando, FL after living in TN for 7 years. So far I don’t find it tough to be a gay couple. Everywhere we have gone we are treated like any other married couple and they recognize my wife as our daughters mom with no problem. I can definitely say I feel accepted.
TNF: What has having and family meant to you?
LISANDRA: Every one dreams of having a family one day and to me having my own means everything me. Having a family is a an unbreakable bond. It’s a union and my wife and I are very thankful that we can call our family our own.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us!
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