Tim Cook has publicly admitted he is gay.
Apple’s CEO says that he is “proud to be gay”.
Tim Cook, 53, made his announcement to try to help people struggling with their identity, he wrote in a Bloomberg article.
This week he challenged his home state of Alabama to ensure the rights of gay and transgender people.
“I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others,” Tim Cook wrote.
“So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy,” he added.
Tim Cook said that he had been open about his s**uality with many people, including colleagues at Apple, but that it still “wasn’t an easy choice” to publicly announce his orientation.
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