'Sup Snowflake! Wentworth Miller, best known for his starring role as Michael Scofield in Prison Break, has used an invitation from the St. Petersburg International Film Festival as both an opportunity to come out and slam Russia's anti-gay laws. Read the letter in it's entirety below.
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