I think we all knew this and we were being the good friend sitting back and saying he'll come out when the time is right. Something will click and he will share with us who he is. I guess something clicked. Why did Apple CEO TIm Cook come out as gay now? Maybe it was jealousy with NPH getting a role on American Horror Story or maybe it was his choice in a risky Halloween costumes that was really going to let the cat out of the bag. But then again, why does it matter if he is out or not.
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. Business Insider
What I liked about his coming out story was that it was in a Business Magazine. He did not choose Time or Newsweek or Us Weekly. He came out in a business publication and actually related his being gay to his place in the business world.
Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple. Business Insider
A Bloomberg reporter stated that this is an important occurrence in the business world. This is the first time that a leader of a fortune 500 company has willingly, by his own choice, come out of the closet. He has become a role model for business men. I recommend watching the Bloomberg piece below.