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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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503 COMMENTS

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46.

David    

I think it's great that he felt so strongly about the issue that he came out this way. It's no one's business, and it takes some guts to say so even in 2013. He didn't come out because it was a slow news day, or he wanted to make an announcement, he came out because he was invited to a film festival and felt he couldn't go in good conscience. Much respect...

240 days ago
47.

Nfsgirl    

I just shed a tear. I love him. I loved lance bass in hs too. Scary what that says of my taste in men.

240 days ago
48.

CoconutScrimp    

Isn't that homophobic to say that Wentworth sticks it to Putin, when someone sticks it to Wentworth.

240 days ago
49.

porkchop    

How did I all ready know this?

240 days ago
50.

Rusty Shackleford    

are there ANY straight people left in california?

if not just let me know when the population has all died off so i can come out there and lay claim to some abandoned mansions...

240 days ago
51.

alliekat    

GOOD FOR HIM! I'm proud of him for doing this. We need more actors (gay and straight) giving the finger to those morons over there.

240 days ago
52.

tgrfan42069    

thes hollywood ****tards can not stand it.that a nation refuses to lie to the gays

240 days ago
53.

Mike L    

I thought we all knew he was a phaggot?

240 days ago
54.

Truth    

Truth is nobody likes Gays except for other gays and Politicians who want their vote.

240 days ago
55.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

I'm more interested in that corny picture of Putin

240 days ago
56.

Dennis    

Unlike that douchebag Greg Louganis, who thinks his profession is more important, this is a real man!

240 days ago
57.

She's baaaack    

I mean no offense to gay men but I think Putin doth protest too much.

240 days ago
58.

CryWolf854    

Is there something in the air in California that is causing these celebrities to OD, commit suicide, or come out? We've had 1 TV get catfished, 1 OD, 2 suicides, 3 "Hey, hey I'm gay!" announcements, and a partridge in a pear tree.

240 days ago
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Kimberley Sterling    

Wentworth Miller is GAY... Im totally, utterly D.E.V.A.S.T.A.T.E.D No offence to gay peeps, but Im one lady that wanted 2 love that man. Im so heartbroken, but I wish him the very, very best. I'll mourn silently that there will be no mini Wentworth's running around. :-(

240 days ago
60.

SunnyAutumn    

My gaydar didn't malfunction. Harvey is batting his eyelashes still.

240 days ago
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