It maybe shocking as it may seem, at least to others, but Prison Break star Wentworth Miller came out as “a gay man” in a letter sent Wednesday to Maria Averbakh, director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival declining his participation.
“I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”, Miller said on the letter.
"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."Here is the copy of the letter sent.
GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said in a statement, “Wentworth’s bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians, who are facing extreme violence and persecution: you are not alone. As people from across the globe continue to speak out against Russia’s horrific law, more celebrities and corporations should follow his courageous lead in openly condemning Russia’s anti-LGBT law.”
Miller, who is 41, also had his first screenplay hit theaters this year—Stoker, with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska.
Wentworth Miller's "coming out" as his support against violence to LGBT community in Russia will do a huge thing to change how LGBT communities are being treated in other countries.
Well... welcome to the fold, Wentworth Miller! :)
Gay or not, we will continue to support you.
"The more you know who you are, and what you want,
the less you let things upset you."
Out and Proud
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