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Wentworth Miller comes out in protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws

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Prison Break star declines invitation to festival over laws that mean ‘people are denied their right to live and love openly’

Actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller today rejected an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, citing Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. In a letter to the Festival’s Director, the ‘Prison Break’ star stated that “as a gay man, I must decline.” Miller goes on to say that he is “deeply troubled” by Russia’s lawful brutality toward the LGBT community. “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,” Miller concludes.

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