25 Of The Most Inspiring Celebrity Coming Out Stories
Wentworth Miller came out in 2013 in order to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay legislation. The Prison Break star was invited to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, and he responded publicly through GLAAD, politely saying, “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,” Wentworth continued, using his platform to demand basic rights for the LGBTQ community in Russia. “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.”