Posted: 22 August, 2013
Wentworth Miller Comes Out: "I'm Gay"
Rejects invitation to Russia
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has not only come out as gay - but made a stand against homophobia as well!
The brave star, who has been in the closet for years, rejected an invite to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival on the basis of their views on homosexuality.
The 41 year old wrote this to Maria Averbakh, director of the festival:
"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.
"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.
"If circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice."
Such a great message - congratulations Wentworth!
Wentworth's revelations follow in the footsteps of many famous actors who have come out after years of hiding their true sexuality - including Ricky Martin, Jodie Foster, Ellen DeGeneres, Lance Bass, Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie O'Donnell, Frank Ocean, Anderson Cooper and heaps more.