Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay, Refuses Trip to Russia

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Former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has broken some very personal news about himself:

He's gay.

The actor made this public reveal while simultaneously taken a stance against Russia's anti-homosexual legislation, which bans any sort of "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

In response to an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, Miller wrote a letter that has been posted on the GLADD website and which reads:

"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."

The 41-year-old actor continued:

"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."

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The anti-gay law in Russia is creating a number of issues for that country, which is preparing to host the Winter Olympics in early 2014.

Earlier this month, a Russian reporter came out on air... and was promptly fired.

And earlier this week, two Russian females kissed on the medal stand of the World Athletics Championships, seemingly sending a message to their government.

What do you think of Wentworth's statement, and decision?

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Umm, Wentworth Miller "came out" years ago, so no new news there!!

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Who cares about his babe cry? Russian are trying to protect their underage young boys and girls from danger! I don't think his way of reaction bring any significant influence on Russian GOV. RUSSIA IS NOT 3RD WORLD COUNTRY AND CANT FORCE THEM TO ACCEPT YOUR WAY OF LIFE AS THEIR OWN. Cannot make a country to change the law, custom and tradition for his comfort. God Is Great And Have Nice Day everyone!

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Isn't it the IN thing to be these days? I wonder anymore if it isn't just a fashion statement, like wearing black all the time. Sorry, it is a sin, it is wrong, and that is that.

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He now said hes gay i think everyone new like 5-6 years ago???

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hahahahahaha, KILL 'EM ALL!!

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@ abe

U guys are harsh. Just because you believe different does not mean they deserve ro die. What god do u pray to?

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Happy for him! Good for you Wentworth!

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Good for him!

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