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Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay

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Wentworth Miller has come out as gay, after declining to make an appearance in Russia. The country recently implemented a law prohibiting any public discussion of gay rights around children.

The former “Prison Break” star was invited to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, but declined by writing a letter to the festival’s director, Maria Averbakh.

“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,” he wrote.

Since then, Miller has received praise and support from various celebrities.

“I’m proud of Wentworth Miller for speaking out in support of quality,” Ellen DeGeneres wrote on Twitter. “Russia doesn’t know what they’re missing.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson took to his own Twitter page to write: “So proud of #WentworthMiller. Coming out can be hard & scary but coming out to send a message of tolerance is heroic.”