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Wentworth Miller

I'm Gay

Sticks It to Vladimir Putin

8/22/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller has just revealed he's a gay man ... in a statement that reads as a giant "F YOU" to Russia.

The 41-year-old actor fired off a letter to the director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival -- rejecting its invitation for him to travel to the Motherland for the event ... and in the letter, WM went public about his sexuality for the first time.

"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."

Miller continues ... "I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."

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"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."

He added, "If circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice."

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az-heat    

My nephew is gay and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I also have gay friends that I love and care about. They know I am not gay and respect it just as I respect them. It is sad that there is so much hate in this world for someone who is different. Why don't they just let God judge and just learn acceptance?

392 days ago
257.

az-heat    

I don't care who is gay. I have a gay nephew that I love very much and his life is his. I have no judgment on it.

392 days ago
258.

gapchick101    

Putin needs a bra!

392 days ago
259.

ayatollah    

since when is deviant sexual behavior a basic right?

392 days ago
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@XtinaDaGr8    

IDC he'll always be Michael Scofield to me!!!!!!!!!!!

392 days ago
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steve    

WHO CARES. ALL THESE GAYS THAT ARE COMEING OUT SHOULDNT CAUSE IT THEIR PRIVATE LIVES.YOU DONT SEE STRAIGHT PPL COMEING OUT SAYING THE ARE STRAIGHT, I SAY KEPT YOUR SEX LIFE PRIVATE

392 days ago
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Sophia    

This was really unespected ... but Im glad he did it. At least he said what he really feels and he might be happy just like he deserves. Dafuq some people just said?? Okay, Dan Frederiksen, homos are "sick puppies"?? Sick what? that's probably you ! Just because they have a different sexual orientation doesn't mean they're sick. He was brave enough to say what he really feels, that's not something anyone can judge. You're comparing homo people do necros and pedofiles? You cannot compare homos to those people ! They just have a different sexual orientation, if you even know what that means ! Necro e Pedofiles are not all homo and probably most of them are not ! Most of them are the "normal" people that you see as couples. That was rude. That was racist. And that my friend... that is the only thing here that it's not GOOD like you say.

392 days ago
263.

Sophia    

Achieving happiness is hard but it's worth it ! Wentworth is damn worth it and he's great !!! LOVE HIM SO DAMN MUCH

392 days ago
264.

Daniel Prague     

Im shocked that. He's GAY

391 days ago
265.

bane    

well done Miller

388 days ago
266.

fifi    

like seriously so hes really gay omg

380 days ago
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mkl530    

***

377 days ago
268.

mkl530    

What a f.a)g. Go cry in the breast milk tough guy.

377 days ago
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siddharth saini    

Its heartbreaking to see how gay people not only in one but many parts of the world are treated. They're not ignored for sure. Had they been ignored, it's have done them no bad, if no god either.
But they are pestered, battered and the governing authorities are after their life. Building bondages and parameters and bounderies in and around their PERSONAL Lives.
I salute to the actor, not because he's gay. Honestly, no one whose gay can be honoured just because of the mere reason of him being gay. I'd salute him, and be proud of him because he held the courage to go open in front of the world to combat discrimination against gayism.
It is a lack of knowledge and I think everybody irrespective of their sexual orientation should learn what homosexuality is. Is it a disease? Hell it isn't. IS there a science behind this? What's the history.
If you're so bothered by such questions, before setting a judgement against gays, I suggest go for this:
http://workouttrends.com/how-we-treat-the-gay-homosexuals-in-our-country-lgbt-sec377

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