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This 16-Year-Old Came Out To Her Family At Disneyland And It's The Best

All big family moments should involve Disney.

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She said she knew she knew she had to do it her own way.

"I am not the type of person to have a deep, sit-down conversation, so I wanted to tell them in a lighthearted and fun way," she said.


"I love funny ride photos so I figured I could make the sign just in case I decided to go for it, and I did," she said.

"My dad and brother said they were already 70% sure I was gay but my mom had no idea," she said. "But I knew they would be super accepting."

Gina later posted the picture to Twitter, and it has since been retweeted more than 4,000 times.

@ayydubs this is how I came out yesterday lolol

People thought the photo was fantastic.

@ginaslife3 this is so fucking awesome congratulations

Gina said the reaction to her photo has been "amazing but overwhelming."

"I never expected it to blow up like this," she said. "This Twitter account was just my spam account where I posted random fangirl stuff but I decided it couldn't hurt to post it and the result was absolutely amazing."

She said she has been very touched at all the nice comments she has received.

"People have responded saying I've inspired them to do the same thing, which I think is the coolest part of it all," she said.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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