After years of speculation, actor Wentworth Miller finally comes out as gay in an open letter to the public. Petersburg International Film Festival in protest of Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws. 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. 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.
'Prison Break' Star Wentworth Miller Comes Out Of Closet In Protest Of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws
Wentworth Miller on Coming Out as Gay: “I Feel More Fully Expressed” - AWiderBridge
Their sentiments have zero nutritional value and, in my opinion, reflect an antiquated belief system that is not only harmful, but on its way out," Miller wrote. Like gender performance, gender policing, shaming, sexuality, projection, toxic masculinity, and the lowering of public discourse. There was a lot of food for thought. I also read a lot of advice. If only it was true.
Wentworth Miller on Coming Out as Gay: “I Feel More Fully Expressed”
In the remarks, Miller discussed the hardships of living in the closet, and the reasoning behind his decision to publicly come out as gay. In August, Wentworth Miller came out as gay in a letter declining an invitation to attend a film festival in Russia. The actor cited a newly-passed law outlawing even the most modest gestures of support for LGBT equality.
The star of Prison Break has had a hard time since shooting to international stardom on the back of the popular television thriller, which hit Australian screens in People posing as me is a little unsettling, a little frightening… it disturbs me on a profound level. At that point, he had just completed the pilot for Prison Break, which was to catapult the star in the celebrity sphere — a place Miller is still coming to terms with.