From the BBC:
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has refused an invitation to a film festival in St Petersburg in protest over Russia’s new anti-gay laws.
“It would make me happy to say yes,” he wrote in a letter to festival director Maria Averbakh. “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,” wrote Wentworth, 41, in a letter posted on GLAAD’s (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) website.
“The situation is in no way acceptable.”
“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.”
Wentworth, who was to be honoured at the festival, said he was “deeply troubled” by attitudes in Russia.