The Prison Break star opened up about his sexuality after he was invited to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, declining the offer because, "as a gay man" he is "deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government."
Last month, the country implemented a controversial new law, banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors," which prohibits the public discussion of gay rights and relationships anywhere children might hear it.
In a letter written to Maria Averbakh, the director of the festival, the 41-year-old star writes, "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."
Since his statement, a number of celebs, including the actor's former Fox costars, have come out in support of the Underworld star. Here's what the Twitterverse is saying:
Darren Young: "Congrats 2 Wentworth Miller on living his life to the fullest now #beproud!! Big step 2 take. Not easy but well worth it!"
Danay Garcia: "Challenges are presented to us as affirmations of our strength. I support you #Wentworth Miller. Incredible human being."
Amaury Nolasco: "I applaud my boy, Wentworth Miller's courageousness. I'm proud of you brother, for standing up for what you believe in. Enough is enough!
Rockmond Dunbar: "Congrats Went!!! Live free brutha! Proud of you!"
Justin Mikita: "Proud of your bravery, Wentworth Miller. #equality"