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Thursday 22 August 2013

Wentworth Miller Comes Out As Gay

When I heard this news on the Kyle and Jackie O show this morning I was pretty gobsmacked.

Not about Wentworth Miller coming out (although, sure... that was a surprise), moreso about the way he did it.

The man has guts. Very impressive.

You will remember Wentworth Miller from 'Prison Break'. The actor decided it was time to publicly reveal his sexuality after being invited to attend a film festival in Russia.

"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," Wentworth, 41, says in a letter to Maria Averbakh, director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. "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," he continued in the letter, posted on GLAAD's website. "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."
He also said "if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice."
GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz praised Miller's actions.
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