Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wentworth Miller Comes Out

Though rumors of him being gay were rampant when he was on Fox's Prison Break, Wentworth Miller never responded to the rumors.  Now, he has revealed that he's gay in a letter to the Russia's St. Petersburg International Film Festival declining their invitation to attend.

Wentworth's letter, which is posted on GLAAD's website, thanks festival organizers for an invitation but states that "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."

"Wentworth's bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians, who are facing extreme violence and persecution: you are not alone," said a statement from GLAAD representative Wilson Cruz, who is also an actor (My So-Called Life).

Miller's announcement comes amid international condemnation of tough laws targeting homosexuals that the Russian government has passed in recent months. The new laws include fines for individuals accused of spreading "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" to minors, and penalizes those who express pro-gay views online or in the news media. Gay pride rallies are banned as well, as is the adoption of Russian-born children by same-sex couples.

Here's a bonus picture of this sexy man:


JiEL said...

I was very pleased to hear about this yesterday.

Young gays need good row model that are well renound in our society and live «normal» lives.

More, if that model is a true masculine acting person, it reenforced the image of gay people.

Too often, this image was one of effeminate and weak people..
Teenagers were afraid to come out and be looked like those...

So, congratulation Wentworth Miller and hope that others will follow his courageous coming out.

Anonymous said...

He should go to the festival as a proud gay man, and if they arrest him and make headlines, people will see that gay people are normal people. Otherwise, it's a fine and up to 14 day detainment, and free pass to never enter Russia again. He should take the free pass. That is why we should not ban the Olympics, but over power them with normal gay people, let them see that they are no different that anyone else.

We know of Rosa Parks, not because she gave up her seat, but because she stood her ground, and lived with the consequences.

Anonymous said...

The more this happens, the better it is for all of us. More and more people will realize that there are a lot of gay people, and so very, very of us are somehow "damaged". Good for him. Good for us!

Peace <3

SCalRF said...

I'd heard the rumors, but this still comes as a surprise. An awesome surprise! Good for him.

Coop said...

He's hot. I never knew too much about him.