Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Comes Out as Gay in Letter Declaring Support for Equality

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    In a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay while declaring his support for equality.

    Cook, who has typically kept a low profile on his personal life, says that his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality was done to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality."
    Cook has expressed his thoughts on equality numerous times throughout the past couple of years, which include highlighting the subject in a speech at his alma mater Auburn University and establishing his and Apple's support for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act in an op-ed written for The Wall Street Journal.

    Earlier this year, Apple also marched in support of the LGBT community during the 44th annual Pride parade, and issued a statement in support of Supreme Court gay marriage rulings in 2013. The company also has a section about diversity on its website, which goes into detail about its efforts towards improving employee diversity and its commitment towards equality and human rights.

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    Good for him.
    Its 2014 though. You'd think we were past having to fight for equality.
     
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Good on him, we need more people in power to publicly come out
     
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    Dear world,

    I like tall Scandinavian women in pairs in the bedroom.

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    I did post this already and their's no need to attack him, he's not trying to force his sexuality upon others, be more concerned about running Apple.
     
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    Good for him!


    Not that this is news for anybody though.
     
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    Good on Tim for coming out.
    Supporting him all the way.

    Also, this is going to make Apple seem more hip.
     
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    Awesome.

    Great to see someone proud of who they are.
     
  10. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Steve Jobs: "There's been rumors to that effect..." :p:p
     
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    Are there really people who didn't know, anyway get back to work and fix up IOS 8.
     
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    I knew it!, comes as a shock a bit for me.
    But more power to him.
     
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    -_-

    If I say more than that, I'll get quote-attacked...
     
  17. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    Okay I'm coming out, I'm straight, as a dogs hind leg.
     
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    I wonder if the Samsung CEO will suddenly become gay too.
     
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    One less person having to shelter who they are from the public can be nothing but a good thing
     
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    Who knew? I didn't. Undoubtedly an important move to go public with it, even though I really don't factor in the sexual preferences of the CEO of any company when I consider their products or services.
     
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    Wonderful, moving piece. Bravo, Tim!
     
  23. Northgrove macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, we aren't. :( Especially not for a company as large as Apple, with branches into countries with far worse conditions than many in the Western world.
     
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    I didn't think this was a secret but now he's acknowledged it, that's great.

    It does still mean something in 2014.
    Good on him.
     
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    I certainly support him as CEO of Apple. But certainly don't support his homosexuality.
     
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