PRISON BREAK's Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay
PRISON BREAK's Wentworth Miller has come out as gay in a letter to the director of Russia's St. Petersburg International Film Festival
The actor revealed his sexuality after receiving an invitation to the festival. Miller's letter, now posted on GLAAD's website, reads:
"Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes.
However, as a gay man, I must decline.
I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.
Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice."
Wilson Cruz, GLAAD's spokesperson praised Miller in a statement released this afternoon.
"Wentworth's bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians: you are not alone," Cruz said. "As people from across the globe continue to speak out against this horrific law, more celebrities and corporations should follow his courageous lead in openly condemning Russia's anti-LGBT law."
For Miller's full letter, click here.
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