UPDATE: Wentworth Miller talks about the ManKind Project Community at a Human Rights Campaign gala dinner in Seattle WA. See the video below.
Wentworth Miller III, an actor best known for his role in the popular series “Prison Break,” recently made news on CNN, Entertainment Weekly, the GLAAD website, and beyond when he posted a letter to the St. Petersburg film festival declining an invitation to attend.
In it he states, “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.”
Full Content of the letter here.
He signed the letter as a member of GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and The ManKind Project.
The ManKind Project (MKP) is honored to be named in this short list with two organizations taking a stand for the human rights of LGBT people.
As an organization that welcomes all kinds of men, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religious affiliation, or other difference, MKP strives to be increasingly diverse and culturally aware. The ManKind Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party.
MKP creates intensive opportunities for men to learn about themselves and become the partners, husbands, fathers, sons, and change agents they dream of being in a diverse and supportive community of men. Our training programs and men’s groups (called Integration Groups, or I-Groups) exist to build and support awake, accountable, purpose driven, emotionally mature, powerful, and compassionate male leaders and role models.
Miller had this to say about his participation in the ManKind Project, “MKP has quickly become one of the cornerstones of who I am and how I move through the world today.”
Recently, Miller shared a story about the change in himself as a result of his work with the ManKind Project. Read the story on the ManKind Project Journal.
‘Men’s Work,’ like that being done by the ManKind Project, is now spreading quickly among younger generations of men looking for healthy and powerful ways of expressing modern masculinity in a culture where messages about what it means to be a man are often contradictory, self-serving, and ineffective. This flexible ‘New Macho‘ sensibility is one that embraces multiple expressions of masculinity, and focuses on self-awareness, collaboration, and purposeful action over domination and destructive competition.
MKP’s flagship training, “The New Warrior Training Adventure” is regarded by many as one of the most powerful and transformative experiences available for men today. If you’re a man inspired to do whatever it takes to reach your next level of success, consider the New Warrior Training Adventure. As follow-up for the training program, the ManKind Project USA ( mkpusa.org), along with MKP’s 8 global regions, also have a wide network of free, confidential men’s peer mentoring groups meeting weekly or biweekly around the globe. Many of these groups are open to visitors.
Find a men’s group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more by signing up for the Voices of New Warriors Interview Series.
Find a New Warrior Training Adventure in over 40 locations across the USA and around the world by visiting NewWarriorTraining.org
Here is a much more recent video of Wentworth Miller speaking at the Oxford Union. The whole interview is deeply engaging. We have set a marker at the section where Miller speaks directly about the ManKind Project.