Wentworth Miller Comes Out As Gay As He Takes Stand Against Russia's Homophobic Laws

'Prison Break' star Wentworth Miller has confirmed rumours he is gay, as he came out while taking a stand against Russia's anti-gay laws.

The actor revealed his sexuality in an open letter on LGBT campaigners GLAAD's website, explaining how he was invited to attend a Russian film festival, but turned down the invitation due the country's homophobic legislations.

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Addressing St. Petersburg International Film Festival director Maria Averbakh, he wrote: "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," he added.

Back in June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill which defines 'homosexual propaganda' as pornography, with fines and arrests for those making it accessible to minors.

Then in July, he passed a law which banned the adoption of Russian-born children by gay couples.

Previously, a law passed in 2012 banned gay pride events from taking place in Moscow for the next 100 years.

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