This Teen Just Came Out As Gay To Family On Disneyland’s Splash Mountain

A 16-year-old from California made a giant splash when she decided to come out to her family on a trip to Disney.

Gina says she’s known she was gay for about a year and had been thinking of ways to tell her family about her sexuality in a way that reflected who she is.

“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,” Gina told Buzzfeed.

Gina came up with what she described as the “perfect” plan – she made a sign saying “I’m gay!” and took it on a trip to the Disneyland resort in California with her mom, where she posed proudly for the camera on Splash Mountain.

She came up with what she called a “perfect” plan, which involved making a sign saying “I’m gay!” that she would flash to the waiting camera on the Splash Mountain ride.

“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.

Her mom, who was on the ride with her, saw the picture and sent it to her dad and brother. She said her family’s reaction was “so positive.”

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“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.”

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Gina later tweeted the photo, captioned: “This is how I came out yesterday lolol.”

The picture has since gone viral.

“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.”