Wentworth Miller comes out, declines invitation to Russian film fest

Wentworth Miller at the premiere of 'Resident Evil: Afterlife,' Tokyo, Japan 2010.

Story highlights

  • 'Prison Break' actor Wentworth Miller comes out as gay
  • Miller declined an invitation to a Russian film festival
  • He is the most recent celebrity to speak out against Russia's treatment of gays
Wentworth Miller, best known for his role on "Prison Break," came out as a gay man in an open letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. The fest invited him to attend, and although Miller cited ties to Russia and pleasant visits to the country in the past, he said no.
"As a gay man, I must decline," Miller wrote in his letter. "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."