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Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay… Again?

Wentworth Miller, star of Prison Break, wrote a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival explaining that, while he’s honored to be invited, he won’t be attending because he’s gay and Russia isn’t very accepting of gays at the moment.

August 21, 2013

Re: St. Petersburg International Film Festival / “Guest of Honor” Invitation

Dear Ms. Averbakh:

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.

Until then.

Wentworth Miller

Member, HRC
Member, GLAAD
Member, The ManKind Project

I could have sworn Wentworth Miller had already come out of the closet years ago but everyone is throwing up rainbow confetti acting like this is some sort of revelation so I guess not. Turns out I must have been calling him gay for no reason at all.

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