Wentworth Miller revealed that he’s gay in a letter to the director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. The "Prison Break star" turned down the director’s offer to travel to Russia for the event because he objects the Russian government’s treatment of gay men and women.
Following Miller’s courageous admission, celebs flocked to Twitter to voice their support.
Neil Patrick Harris: Well done, Wentworth Miller. Bravo.
Rose McGowan: Happy for Wentworth Miller.
Tom Ballard: This week we’ve had Darren Young and Wentworth Miller come out. This gay army we’re amassing is going to kick Russia’s arse.
Justin Mikita: Proud of your bravery, Wentworth Miller. #equality
Greg Berlanti: Very proud of Wentworth Miller representing us… 41 year olds so thoughtfully.
Miller, who is best known for his role as Michael Scofield in Fox’s "Prison Break," wrote in his letter:
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. If circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.