Apple CEO Tim Cook Discusses Decision To Come Out In New Interview

Published on October 25, 2019

Tim Cook, an Apple CEO, discusses his decision to come out as gay. Recently Tim Cook attended an interview, with People en Espanol. In this interview, he talked about diversity at Apple, his decision to publicly announce his sexual orientation, and about his personal life. In 2014 Tim Cook comforted everyone on his sexual orientation by writing a letter to Bloomberg Business week.

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Tim Cook came out as gay was to bring comfort to anyone who feels alone and to inspire people to insist on their equality. After Five years Tim Cook told that he delay on the announcement is because he was waiting for the right time, he also said that he never regretted to come out as gay. Cook said that he decided to come out as gay motivated by his desire to help younger people who used to send him a letter about their struggle as gay.

Cook continued by saying that due to sexual orientation, many people were dealing with depression, parental banishment, and suicidal thoughts. He told in the interview that he wanted to do something to help those younger generation people that came before him. According to Cook, being gay is not a limitation; it is a characteristic and God’s greatest gift for him. He told me that the history of Apple being diverse made him comfortable with making the announcement.

Cook told that being gay has given him a higher than the average level of empathy. Cook spoke in support of the deferred action for childhood arrivals immigration policy. On Apple diversity, he told us that by being diverse, we could create more products. In the full interview, Tim Cook provided additional details on Apple’s environment, and he also advised the children who are gay and their parents.

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