I guess my gaydar is off – because I really had NO IDEA with this one. Wentworth Miller (of ‘Prison Break’) is gay?? Who knew! The actor officially came out of the closet in an open letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival that he would not be attending their event in Russia, because of their treatment of gay men and women. GLAAD reposted the letter:
August 21, 2013
Re: St. Petersburg International Film Festival / “Guest of Honor” Invitation
Dear Ms. Averbakh:
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.
Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.
Member, The ManKind Project
You learn something new every day!
I also learned in posting this that Wentworth is 41. How is THAT possible either? He has the face of a cherub angel!