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Wentworth Miller Comes Out As Gay & Snubs Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws, & We Love Him For It!!!

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Role model alert!

Wentworth Miller doesn't limit his heroics to our TVs — the Prison Break stud is a hero in REAL LIFE too!

Folks from the St. Petersburg International Film Festival recently extended a personal invitation to Wentworth, hoping he'd attend their prestigious event, but the now openly gay actor wasn't having it.

He made it clear that he has zero intention implicitly condoning Russia's horrendous treatment of its LGBT community!

Wentworth wrote the festival organizers a scathing response, saying he was "deeply troubled" by the country's anti-LGBT laws and that he won't be visiting that part of the globe until they make a few changes!

Not for a million Rubles! Not for a billion Rupees! Not even for a trillion rice cakes!

He revealed:

"..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."

We agree 100% and applaud Wentworth for sacrificing any festival accolades for the cause!!

Hopefully this & other equally brave acts of self-sacrifice will help highlight a very serious and ongoing miscarriage of human rights!!

You're an inspiration to us all, good sir! Keep up the good work!

Read Wentworth's full letter to St. Petersburg International Film Festival (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.

Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice.

Until then.

Wentworth Miller

Member, HRC
Member, GLAAD
Member, The ManKind Project

[Image via WENN.]

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54 comments to “Wentworth Miller Comes Out As Gay & Snubs Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws, & We Love Him For It!!!”

  1. 1

    who in the hell is wentworth miller? I'm sure the Russians are as heart-broken over wentworth miller as they are andy cohen.

  2. AsiaM says – reply to this


    teenage crush is broken :/

  3. FX2 says – reply to this


    It's Rubles, not Rupees…

  4. 4

    I guess Wentworth is needing some press, so he comes out as a queer and makes a ridiculous statement about Russia, huh? The Russians probably don't know who he is — I barely know who he is — and they probably care less what he thinks. If he doesn't like their stand on queers, then he can stay out of Russia. No one there will notice, and no one here will notice either. He and his twisted, pink ruffled panties will fade back into obscurity where they belong. lol
    Re: FX2 – You can't educate the homo, dear. You and I know that rupees are currency in places like India, but Perez is an ignorant shit.

  5. Hetanos says – reply to this


    Rupees are used in India… Roubles are used in Russia

  6. 6

    I had to google Wentworth Miller and I asure you the russians won't even have a clue he didn't show up.

  7. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator – hey asshole, how about you go back to your mom and ask her to rethink her pregancy with you? Fuck Russia, fuck you & fuck your mom for not aborting when she had a chance. all of your homophobes should be packed tightly into a trash can and launched directly at the closest black hole.

  8. Default Setteen says – reply to this


    I'm sure the Russians are unimpressed. I never heard of him and will go out of my way to avoid him.

  9. 9

    Re: The Truthinator – Hey hater, who's the ignorant? You need a treatment OR therapy for your homophobia, that is a social disease. I bet he's more determinat and brave that you who hide behind tha shittie name..lol Too much American Pie, ha?

  10. Seto says – reply to this


    Who didn't know he was gay?

  11. Cuteguy says – reply to this


    I'd date him , js

  12. Michael says – reply to this


    To the people who said 'Who is Wentworth Miller', are you actually serious? I never watched any of his shows but knew who he was. Shut up already with your irrelevant comments. Good for him anyhow. He seems quite chill.

  13. 13

    I guess his next TV series will be PRISON BREAK-IN….

  14. 14

    Re: TruthSpeaker – Shut up! I applaud Wentworth Miller for his stance. However, Perez is a complete racist ass. He had to use no rice cakes…..how freaking racist is this guy. The poor Asians are probably disgusted over Perez like the rest of us. Perez you talk about Paula Deen? You and Paula are the same racist people however she devalues African Americans and you devalue Asians. Disgusting!!!!!

  15. stranded says – reply to this


    Oh Mario, how glad you must be to prove yourself right. You outed him more than 5 years ago, and you bullied him for a long time, trying to get him to come out. You went on and on with the story of how he used to date a close guy friend of yours. Did you think people would forget about that? You were pretty nasty back then. Do you feel guilty at least a bit?

  16. Robbie says – reply to this


    What is wrong with all you people? Wentworth Miller is a courageous man fighting for not only what he believes in, but also human rights. Are you all that ignorant that you have no idea what is going on in Russia right now? Also, hooray for the gay community- Wentworth Miller is SO hot! Snaps for us!

  17. kiki says – reply to this


    who is he?

  18. You Idiot, yes you!!!! says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator – Why the FUCK are you on his website then?!?!?! Take your homophobic hatred and get the FUCK out of his site.

  19. Mr Vreeland says – reply to this


    Another Queen swishes out of the closet,
    and the Libs all say how brave
    I don't think these so called celebs quite understand what there doing
    The Muslim Brotherhood HATES gays, murders them, how safe will Wentworth be traveling to a country with the Muslim Brotherhood
    Or going to Jamaica, where homosexuality is illegal, and gays are murdered in the streets
    The same goes for the recent murders of gay men in Haiti

  20. 20

    DAMN WENTWORTH MILLER! WHAT THE FUCK MAN!!!!!!! All these hot men coming out makes me sick. I had a crush on him. We could have gotten married. Lol. Hopefully only women or the Clay Aikens of the world come out from now. I'm just playing. →→→→→→Re: shaygirl1309Re: kiki – He's an actor. Mostly movies. The Human Stain, Resident Evil. And tvs Prison Break. Human Stain was really good. I remember him explaining how he was with a group of people at a party, and they were making racial jokes, not knowing he was black on his dad's side.

  21. Joe says – reply to this


    Rupees? Really??? Try Rubles… And you went to India???

  22. 22

    I have no idea he was gay! crazy. I had a huuuge crush on him on the show prison break

  23. 23

    Wentworth Miller. Respect.

  24. Shifty203 says – reply to this


    Wait, what? He just came out? I've been telling people for years he's gay. I swore he came out when he was on prison break.

  25. EJ says – reply to this


    i still have faith
    tell me wentworth are you TOP or BOTTOM
    tell me why?i think there is something wrong in raising children especially rich countries.
    it cant be

  26. 26

    You may love him for it but 'WE' do not.

  27. R.K says – reply to this


    You do not even Know the currency of Russia!!!! It is r(o)uble. Russia is not India, Idiot.

  28. NoOne says – reply to this


    Who the heck cares? Let Russia be Russia. Every other country should stop making them change their laws when they have way more civil rights issues in their own backyard.

  29. Whatsername1985 says – reply to this


    It was high time! Everyone knew he was gay since he dated Luke Macfarlane

  30. 30


  31. FX2 says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator

    Sure, but what does it have to do with him being 'homo'? I'm also gay.

  32. LMAO says – reply to this


    To all those who don't know who Wentworth Miller is as an actor, welcome, you must have just been allowed on the internet since yesterday. Which was probably also your 12th birthday. Perhaps your efforts would be best spent on a Harry Potter message board, whilst the adults and those not living under a rock get to enjoy this gossip site.

  33. asetter says – reply to this


    Wentworth Miller slams Russia's anti-gay bill know more visit

  34. keosh says – reply to this


    This child looks like he isn't even packing 6 inches….. that's the real story hear

  35. Kat says – reply to this


    I never watched Prison Break so have no idea who he is and I'll bet that most Russians have no idea as well. Standing by his morals on this issue is certainly noble of him but it won't have much of an impact except to get him free press in North America. Maybe that was the point….

  36. anna says – reply to this


    I'm sad!
    My teenage crush is broken!!!!!!!

  37. J says – reply to this


    How can someone come out if everyone has known he was publically gay for like a decade now. I have zero pro Len with anyone being gay but these is a publicity stunt and not sort worthy

  38. 38

    eeewww!!! WW is GAAAY???? Ugh…. GROSS!!!! WHATA WAAASTE!!! :O((((

  39. JIG says – reply to this


    SHUT UP HATERS… he is fine whatever he is.. BUT sadly so much for all my lusting on him, and dreaming of him naked and soapy with a hard-on and in the shower with me.. ..lol well, things change.

  40. 40


  41. JA397 says – reply to this


    In an interview with the October issue of German In Style, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller is asked about rumors that he prefers men.

    He replies: “I’m not gay, but that rumor can’t be killed. I’d like to have a girlfriend and a family. But I haven’t met the right one yet. Until then I’m focusing on my job. I had to wait so long for this chance. I savor every second on set even if it means 14 hours of shooting a day.”

    Earlier in the interview, Wentworth says that he gets invited to parties and women slip him their numbers all the time, but he doesn’t call them because he is too shy.

  42. 42

    Re: LMAO – I'm an adult and I love all things Harry Potter. In my opinion if there are 12 year olds smart enough to enjoy HP then there's hope for the future yet.

  43. visa says – reply to this


    Great actor!

  44. Nell says – reply to this


    i cant breathe
    *heart broken in 122301 pieces*

  45. 45

    Not rupees, though, rubles. Either way, this man rocks my world

  46. 46

    Re: The Truthinator – He was invited moron - can't you read?

  47. Jabba says – reply to this


    Re: FX2 – rupees/ruples/diamonds/crack….who wtf cares what they are…..who are you, the check every comment for mistakes police?? What a twit!

  48. tom says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – >who in the hell is wentworth miller?

    are u fcking ten or something

  49. Eddie says – reply to this


    Re: stranded – He said Rice Cakes because (according to what some of his fans say) His 'most favorite' snack in the world is Rice Cakes - Not because he's racist - It would be as if you said "not for all the ______ in the world" and put your favorite food in the blank - Mine would be cake -

  50. 50

    Re: trinigirl123 – Well I am sick of not-so-hot hags whining that men don't care for them and about hot men coming out, as if their sexual preference would mean a damn thing, THESE HOT GUYS WILL BE NOTHING BUT A WET FANTASY FOR YOU regardless of them being straight, gay, bi, curious, asexual, hermaphrodite or chimera… why is that so damn hard to understand?.

  51. 51

    Re: JA397 – Ricky MArtin did the same thing in the 90's, I lied the same way to my mother in my late teens…but its impossible to live a lie the whole life.

  52. 52

    Re: matusadona – Why a waste? if he was straight he still would never noticed your smelly pu$$y either, so why the hate? and i guarantee you nothing on him gets wasted. ;)

  53. 53

    Re: JIG – Would it make a difference if he was straight? he would still be nothing more than a wet fantasy for you either way.

  54. Shayan Vaidya says – reply to this


    why u wrote rupees there……