Wentworth Miller Comes Out Publicly as Gay Man

by | August 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM | LGBT

Wentworth Miller. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The former star of “Prison Break” who is now also a successful screenwriter, made clear he is a gay man in a letter rejecting an invite to a film festival in Russia.

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Wentworth Miller wrote: 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.


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