Hollywood star comes out as gay in a really, really awesome way.

Wentworth Miller in Prison Break.
Wentworth Miller in Prison Break.

 

 

 

 

Prison Break star, Wentworth Miller has come out as gay.

The 41-year-old actor came out to the public after he refused to attend a Russian film festival in protest against Russia’s new anti-gay legislation.

The legislation prevents homosexual couples in Russia from publicly displaying affection, in case they are witnessed by children.

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So while this is devastating news for Miller’s millions of straight female fans across the world, it’s also ridiculously awesome to see Miller taking such a public stance in support of gay rights.

In a letter addressed to the St Petersberg International Film Festival, Miller wrote:

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.

Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.

Bravo, Wentworth.

And congratulations to gay men everywhere; you guys have gained a looker.

And here are some pictures of Wentworth, so that all the single straight ladies can mourn their loss:

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