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Prison Break's Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay

Prison Break's Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay

Wentworth Miller has come out as gay man in an open letter denying an invitation to a film festival in Russia.

“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,” the 41-year-old Prison Break actor said in a letter (via GLAAD). “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,” Wentworth continued. “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.”

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183 Responses to “Prison Break's Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay”

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  1. 1
    RED Says:

    knew it… my radar never fails me

  2. 2
    godlike Says:

    Duh comes out now with dead career now

  3. 3
    EndOfTime Says:

    Finally lol Everybody already knew it but good for him

  4. 4
    Elodieee Says:

    Well… It’s not like it wasn’t known that he was gay?

  5. 5
    you Says:

    Yayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

    good for you!!!

    he’s YUM.

  6. 6
    sdf Says:

    Lmao, KNEW IT!

  7. 7
    Yohji Says:

    Now this is a coming out I don’t think many people saw coming. Most of the people saying “knew it” are lying.

  8. 8
    Adriana Says:

    Yay! I’m happy that he finally felt he could/should live freely. No more hiding who he really is. :)

  9. 9
    HMMMMM Says:

    Good for him!!!! More closeted actresses, actors and entertainers need to stop pretending to be someone they are not and be proud of who they are.

  10. 10
    Daphne Says:

    Okay, so I direct this question to everyone. Who else is gay? I really don’t know.

  11. 11
    Jo Says:

    good for him

  12. 12
    Simon Says:

    There is a God…
    But seriously I completely support him and his decision to come out lol.

  13. 13
    Elodieee Says:

    @godlike: …dead career? Miller turned to screenwriting and he wrote Stoker produced by Ridley Scott, and he is in the works on another writing gig. His career is fine.

  14. 14
    matt Says:

    next : Bradley cooper, Dicaprio, Theroux, Clooney, Reener,

  15. 15
    Terri Says:

    Good for him. Free at last!

  16. 16
    katie Says:

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :(

  17. 17
    Dean MacKinnon-Thomson Says:

    Excellent news!

    As Stephen Fry said the other day, despots like the Kremlin jobsworths hate to be inconvenienced. And boycotting the cultural output of Herr Putin’s autocracy-land denies him what he wants most: namely the respect he imagines being a hardman will earn him in the west.

  18. 18
    BillyD Says:

    Wow, did not see this coming. Always thought he was cute, but never suspected. My radar must have been broken. But congrats to him for standing up and being counted.

  19. 19
    SHINE Says:

    gay and black…he won the lottery

  20. 20
    Red Head Says:

    Good for him!

  21. 21
    sillyme Says:

    Actually, Yohji, it wasn’t a secret. The surprise would have been if he came out as STRAIGHT. Still, the hypocrisy just amazes me. This guy works in a state where the mostly Democrat voters UNANIMOUSLY voted AGAINST gay marriage, yet I didn’t see him and all these other Hollywood celebs who support gay marriage threatening to boycott the state. What’s the term, “selective outrage”?

  22. 22
    Kirsten Says:

    I always knew this and I applaud him for coming out. He is such an intelligent and handsome man.

  23. 23
    GGGive Says:

    beautiful statement

  24. 24
    Candace Says:

    This is not new news… he has been out for awhile now… :)

  25. 25
    alexandrina Says:

    next coming out : 1D (all of them), Bradley Cooper, Leo Dicaprio, Ryan Gosling, ..

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