Hunky Wentworth Miller, who starred in the hit TV series Prison Break, opened up about his sexuality recently when he declined an invitation to a Russian film festival.
The 41-year-old actor turned down the invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival by writing a letter to the festival's director, which has since been posted on GLAAD's website.
"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," Miller wrote. "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," his letter stated. "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."
The actor is referring to anti-gay legislation that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed into law, including bans on same-sex adoption, gay pride rallies, and "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."
You have to admire Wentworth's bravery and conviction in the face of so much hatred—making his personal life public in the face of adversity is pretty damn manly if you ask us.
We're definitely crushing harder on the star after reading his ballsy letter. What do our Divine readers think of Wentworth's "coming out"?