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

Tim Cook was already one of the most high-profile business leaders in the world, and now he is its most prominent openly gay CEO. Apple's chief executive addressed his sexual orientation publicly for the first time Thursday, coming out in a first-person essay titled "Tim Cook Speaks Up." "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 in the essay, which was published in Bloomberg Businessweek. Few corporate leaders have come out of the closet, even though doing so has become more common among celebrities, professional athletes and politicians. Gay rights supporters note that 29 states do...

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