Apple CEO Tim Cook to Receive 'Champion Award' for His Ongoing Commitment to LGBTQ Rights

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    GLSEN, an organization dedicated to creating safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, has announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive its "Champion Award" for his ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ rights. The awards ceremony will take place on October 25 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles.

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    Cook provided the following statement:
    Since becoming CEO, Cook has strongly pushed for inclusion and diversity, which Apple refers to as its "greatest strength" on its website. "To create products that serve everyone, we believe in including everyone."

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    Might as well turn off this comment section now before the train wreck
     
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    I don't admire everything about Tim, but I was an 18 year old in a dark place struggling with a lot of self hatred over my sexuality when he first started really openly talking about his - It helped me. To see another person who was Gay but still successful and in a small but important way told me that things might be ok and get better.. Don't understate the power of role models for struggling LGBTQ+ youth.
     
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    At least comments here are less toxic than the replies on MR's Facebook posts. Dumpster fire.
     
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    Since Tim Cook took over, Apple has championed human rights more than they ever had before. They publish annual reports on subcontracted worker conditions abroad, they stand up for their own employees rights admirably, they’re on 100% renewable energy, they work hard to reduce/eliminate waste and toxic materials and to recycle... They weren’t like this back in the Steve Jobs days.

    I’d like to see them improve their repairability on some products (replaceable batteries in AirPods), but otherwise they’ve kind of taken up the “don’t be evil” motto that Google got rid of back in 2015.

    I’m proud to be an Apple customer, they’re a pretty dang great American company.
     
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    This is in no way a troll post, I'm genuinely curious what Tim Cook has done to "fighting for LGBTQ rights". I know he talks about it in interviews and I'm sure he donates to organizations but I'm not exactly sure what that quantifies as. Sounds like he's an activist by proxy and not really on the ground. But hey it's a great headline.
     
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    Glad to see that someone speaks for those who are hurting, regardless of how I feel towards Tim as head of Apple, Apple as a company, or this country's take on LGBT issues.
     
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    Just him coming out was a huge step in advocacy. Any well known person who is respected in their field who comes out and says “This is who I am, I’m not ashamed” is going to have a positive impact on the people struggling with hostile attitudes in their families, their faiths, their communities.
     
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    While I don’t believe in all the things that Tim believes in, I commend him for putting himself out there as a role model and supporter of the things he does believe in.
     
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    Mirroring what GrumpyMom said, the biggest benefit to the community is being a positive role model for LGBTQ youth. As a gay man in my late 30s, growing up in the 80s and 90s there were very few (if any) positive gay role models, with most depictions of gay people in the media being very stereotypical. I honestly believed as a teenager that my career opportunities would be very limited if I didn't remain deep in the closet.
     
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    Good on Tim, nice to see a company this size of Apple supporting it.
     
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    Why? If you hold that much of a grudge for someone helping the gay community, perhaps you're trying to suppress something in yourself. Just saying...
     
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    It may be beneficial to take a moment to reflect and try to understand why you may have these feelings.
     
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    What is it about gay that affects your life? Love thy neighbor, friend.
     
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    Me too. Sick and tired of Lsgtz and their agenda shoved in our faces every day. Go do your thing in private like the rest of us.
     
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    Brainwashing probably.
     
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    Yet here you are, telling them they can't even talk about their lives because you can't seem to handle it. Oh well.
     
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    Good luck to Tim Cook on this issue and all those he inspires.
     
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    Ignorance doesn’t need to make sense to the ignorant.
     

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