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wentworthEnding years of speculation, Hollywood hunk Wentworth Miller has finally come out as gay, and is declining an invite to Russia.

When starring in TV’s Prison Break a few years ago, he’d always denied being gay, but the 41-year-old now felt it was the right time to speak out in protest at Russia’s scandalous new anti-gay laws.


He wrote an open letter to a Russian film festival he’d been invited to, and shared it with Amercian LGBTI media watchdogs GLAAD.

“Thank you for your kind invitation,” the actor began. “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.

“If circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.”

GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz welcomed Miller’s decision to come out, saying “Wentworth’s bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians, who are facing extreme violence and persecution: you are not alone.”

Since Prison Break ending, Wentworth has hit the keyboard, writing the screenplay for the recently-released film Stoker.

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