Dominic Purcell is ‘very proud’ of Wentworth Miller

Dominic_Purcell After Wentworth Miller‘s decision to publicly reveal he is gay, his friend and former Prison Break co-star Dominic Purcell said he was proud of Miller for opening up about his sexuality.

Dominic told ”As a friend and someone I care for deeply, I am very proud of Wentworth. I wish him much happiness and peace. I applaud his courage and his stance against a wrongful, archaic ideology.”

Wentworth was invited to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival but he refused the offer stating he could not ”in good conscience” attend the event because of the country’s anti-gay legislation.

wentworth-miller 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. Until then.”

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