Prison Break's Wentworth Miller Comes Out in Powerful Letter

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Prison Break's Wentworth Miller wrote openly about his sexual orientation in a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, explaining that, as a gay man, he didn't feel comfortable supporting (via his presence and profile) the violently anti-gay Russian government. The text of the letter is below.

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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Wentworth Miller fuck yes. This is great.

(On an unrelated note, hoooooow are you 41? 41!! I can only conclude you have decaying portraits of yourself encoded in elaborate tattoos all over your torso.)