Apple CEO Tim Cook, writing on Business Week, has spoken about his sexuality and about the conflict between maintaining the privacy he holds dear and doing what he believes to be the right thing.
Citing Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy as influences, Cook said: ‘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 explained that his sexuality had neither been a secret nor an issue at Apple and added ‘While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,’ he wrote.