Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Wentworth Miller is Gay
Wentworth Miller has come out of the closet. The Prison Break actor now 41 went public with the news in a letter to Petersburg International Film Festival director Maria Averbakh, who had invited him to attend.
In the letter, Miller thanked Averbakh for the "kind invitation" but turned it down because, "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. … If circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice," he added.
The actor was referring to the recent anti-LGBT legislation passed by Russia. Signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, the law bans the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposes hefty fines for providing information about the gay community to minors or holding gay pride rallies, the Associated Press reports.
However, what is troubling is why LGBT is focusing only in Russia when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, and Malaysia have laws against Gays. Also in Saudi Arabia if you are found to be gay, your head will be cut-off.