On Wednesday, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller came out. And he did it in a very awesome way. He did it as a political statement in favor of civil rights, in response to the oh-so-not-gay-friendly land that is Russia.
There has been much written lately about the treatment of gays in Russia. A couple of months ago the country passed a law against the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” — meaning homosexual unions. There has been a big international response to this law, from notable people boycotting the Winter Olympics that will take place in Russia, to some boycotting Russian vodka.
In a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, Wentworth Miller wrote, “As a gay man … 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.”
Well said, very well said.
You can read his entire letter on BuzzFeed right here.
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