In an essay published on Bloomberg’s website, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay. Although his sexuality wasn’t really a secret, this is the first time he has officially confirmed his sexual orientation. Cook says he has relaxed this aspect of privacy to help others as part of Apple’s efforts against discrimination. The essay can be read in full at Bloomberg.
At the same time, I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” I often challenge myself with that question, and I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today.
Cook wants the story to be about the needs for equality, rather than his own personal life. He says himself and Apple will continue to fight for equality for all, regardless of background, race, gender or sexual orientation. Cook made similar comments at an Arizona Alabama Academy of Honor speech a few days ago.
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SOURCE: 9 to 5 Mac