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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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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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