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Wentworth Miller Declines Russian Film Festival Invitation


“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. If circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.”

Wentworth Miller to Maria Averbakh, director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival.

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4 replies

  1. Good for him! I am glad he came out like that in order to even protest against Russia’s anti gay policy :) I’m proud of him!


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