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Apple CEO Tim Cook declares that he's proud to be gay
Apple CEO Tim Cook declares that he's proud to be gay

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that though he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The executive said that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay. Cook wrote in the column published Thursday that it wasn't an easy choice to publicly disclose that he is gay, but that he felt the acknowledgment could help others. "I've come to realize that my desire for personal privacy...

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