Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes out as Gay in Letter

10/30/2014 15:13

In a letter written exclusively for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has come out as gay. Apple is know for following equality, whether that being race, gender, skin color, or anything else. In the letter, Cook says that he has been pondering the idea about announcing it for a while, and decided to do it now to “bring comfort to anyone who feels alone” and to “inspire people to insist on their equality”. 

I’ll admit that this wasn’t an easy choice. Privacy remains important to me, and I’d like to hold on to a small amount of it. I’ve made Apple my life’s work, and I will continue to spend virtually all of my waking time focused on being the best CEO I can be. That’s what our employees deserve—and our customers, developers, shareholders, and supplier partners deserve it, too. Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality, race, or gender. I’m an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic, and many other things. I hope that people will respect my desire to focus on the things I’m best suited for and the work that brings me joy.

In a video made by Bloomberg, they go over the topic, like how it might affect voting and Apple. You can watch that video above. 

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