John M. Becker

Wentworth Miller Comes Out, Spanks Russia at Same Time

Filed By John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

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Tags: coming out, film festival, gay propaganda, gay propaganda law, Olympics 2014, Prison Break, rejection, Russia, Sochi, Sochi Olympics, St. Petersburg, welcome out, Wentworth Miller

"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."

-- Actor Wentworth Miller, most famous for his role in Prison Break, simultaneously coming out of the closet as a gay man and rejecting an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival because of Russia's draconian anti-LGBT crackdown. Click here to read Miller's full letter.

Welcome out, Wentworth!

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