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Out & proud: Wentworth Miller comes out in rejection letter to Russia

On Saturday, August 24th, 2013

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" Japan Press ConferenceAnother celebrity has come out as gay, but not through social media. As first reported by E! Online on August 21, “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller has come out as gay in a letter to Russia, rejecting an invitation to attend a film festival in Russia.

Milller sites Russia’s new anti-gay laws as a reason for his rejection, stating that his pride as a gay man wouldn’t allow him to visit a country that isn’t accepting of who he is. In a letter to Maria Averbakh, director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, he writes:

“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.”

He continues by stating that he is troubled by the attitude and treatment towards the LGBT community in Russia and can’t bring himself to participate in the Festival located in a place not accepting of people like himself.

Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law has been a hot topic and issue ever since it was signed into law by Russian president Vladimir Putin. There have been protests and boycotts of Russian products and Olympic athletes have threatened to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in in Stochi over the anti-gay laws.

Miller’s action was applauded by GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz who said Miller’s courage to come out and strong statement of support “sends a powerful message.”

The entire letter has been posted on the GLAAD website.

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