Sunday, August 25, 2013

Timing Is Everything

After watching videos of Russian trannies and gangs being beaten up by sadistic skinheads who film the abuse and put it on social media sites knowing full well they won't be punished thanks to Putin's homophobic laws... I find Wentworth Miller's message refreshing.
 The 41-year-old actor was invited to a prestigious film festival in St Petersburg and wrote that he must decline because he is a gay man. "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 the basic right to live and love openly," he said.

The actor has denied his sexuality in the past, but coming out publicly in such a purposeful way at such a crucial time sends a strong message of solidarity to Russia's vulnerable gay community and puts a global spotlight on homophobia.

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