Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an op-ed for Bloomberg BusinessWeek on Thursday that he identifies as gay.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay
Oct 30, 2014 at 5:52 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
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"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook wrote.
He said that, over the years, he told many people about his sexual orientation. “Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me,” he wrote, adding that he was “lucky” to work at a company that is accepting of him.
Cook has fiercely guarded his privacy even as he runs one of the world’s most recognized companies. But, he wrote, he felt that desire for privacy was holding him back “from doing something more important.”
“Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day,” Cook wrote, adding that it gave him the confidence “to rise above adversity and bigotry.”
“It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple,” he said.