This Hot ‘Prison Break’ star denied he was gay in 2007, but then publicly revealed he was gay in 2013. He came out in a letter to the organizer of the St. Petersburg International film festival in Russia. Wentworth was invited to appear there as the guest of honor, but declined because of Russia’s recent anti-LGBT legislation.
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.”