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22 August 2013   6 Comments

He made the revelation in a letter declining an invitation to a film festival in Russia.

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has declined an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, saying that as a gay man he disapproves of the Russian government’s crackdown on homosexuals.

Miller had been invited to appear as a guest of honor at the festival. “As a gay man, I must decline,” he said.

The actor, 41, whose sexual orientation has been the subject of speculation in the past, came out in a letter he sent on Wednesday to festival organizers.

Wentworth’s letter, which is posted on GLAAD’s website, thanks festival organizers for an invitation but states “I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”

“Wentworth’s bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians, who are facing extreme violence and persecution: you are not alone,” said a statement from GLAAD representative Wilson Cruz, who is also an actor (My So-Called Life).

Miller’s announcement comes amid international condemnation of Russia’s recent crackdown on homosexuals. Stringent new laws prescribe fines for people accused of spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. Gay pride rallies are banned, as is the adoption of Russian-born children by same-sex couples. And foreign visitors suspected of being gay can now be detained for up to 15 days, which has raised concerns worldwide as Russia prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com

  • Virgínia Machado
    Posted on August 23, 2013

    Already admired him as an actor, I admire him now more as a human being, by nature, the almost heroic disposition and its sensitivity to the problem that affects thousands of people.

  • Bert
    Posted on August 23, 2013

    Recpect. But why do they make a big fuss about him being gayl. It was even on the news in Holland! Worry about Putin, and not about who Wentworth shares his bed with.

  • Camila
    Posted on September 03, 2013

    Loved it. “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.”

    And still sexy as fuck even if we can’t “have” him lolol jk

  • elton
    Posted on September 06, 2013

    Wow! As gay i always admired Wentworth, but never imagined about his homossexuality! He proved to be not just a very beautiful guy but also genuine e courageous! Greetings from brazil

  • Baron
    Posted on September 08, 2013

    Oh for the day when decent people like him will not to either feel or act in this way. We are not there yet obviously, or this would not be noteworthy, but he is making a contribution for which he should be thanked.

    I hope that as the interest in is sexuality and history passes he can get back to being seen first and foremost as an actor, rather than an advocate, should that be his choice. I do not deride others who do not take his position on this, as each person has differing resources, or overestimate the significance of what he has done. He is however a brave and decent man in an often indecent world.

    cheers from Australia Wentworth, and all the best for the future. May you find personal and professional success.

  • Teri
    Posted on September 09, 2013

    I’m glad you finally felt you could come out. My son is gay. I love him and support him. It does’nt change who you are as a person. Your a wonderful actor.

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