Thursday, 22 August 2013

# Actor # Entertainment

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller officially comes out as gay.

Prison Break star and, more recently, Stoker screenwriter Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield) officially acknowledged his homosexuality Wednesday in a letter addressed to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. Calling himself "a gay man," Miller declines an invitation to the festival as its guest of honor, citing Russia's recent violent and Draconian treatment of its LGBT citizens.

The letter, which was posted online by GLAAD, reads:

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


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