Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has revealed that he’s gay and women all around the world are picking their jaws off of the floor and putting their dreams on the shelf.
Miller, 41, made the big reveal when he declined an invitation to Russia’s St. Petersburg International Film Festival.
Read Miller’s full letter, as posted on GLAAD’s website, below:
August 21, 2013
Re: St. Petersburg International Film Festival / “Guest of Honor” Invitation
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.