Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has rejected an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in protest of the continued mistreatment of homosexuals in Russia.
In an open letter to the director of the film festival, he explained why he rejected the 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.”

In Russia there is currently taking place a selective genocide that leads to the killing of gays, lesbians and transsexuals with the consent and cooperation of the “security forces” of a state that is poised to become one of the most repressive and hypocritical in recent history .