30 Oct '14, 12pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm proud to be gay"

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm proud to be gay"

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook came out as gay today (Oct 30) in an op-ed piece for Bloomberg Businessweek. Up till today, Mr Cook had never publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation, although he said many people had known “for years”. “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. Mr Cook added that while he has never denied his sexuality, “I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either”. “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” Mr Richard Metheny, of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, told the Associated Press that Mr Cook's announcement was a "huge deal". "This really sets the stage for `it's okay,'" he said. "Anything CEOs do is very magnified, very complicated, and it affects a lot of people... There's no ta...

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