By Sandra Rose  | 

Apple CEO Tim Cook is Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, announced his homosexuality in an opinion piece in Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday. Cook said he was inspired to come out of the closet by the late civil rights icon Martin Luther King.

Cook, 53, took the helm at Apple, Inc. when co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died of cancer in 2011 at age 56.

From USA Today:

In an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek advocating for human rights and equality, Cook says he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King to set aside his desire for privacy to do something "more important."

"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," writes Cook. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

Cook says he's been open with others about being gay, but felt compelled to publicly come out to help others. "I don't consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifice of others," writes Cook. "So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it's worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

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    • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

      For once I feel like someone is not coming out just to be seen. Good for him if that made him happy.

    • jeniefrumdabloc


    • jeniefrumdabloc

      I have nothing on this :tea: question are the i-phones still selling like Hot cakes ... I haven't heard many talking about I-phone lately

    • Bird

      This one is a little confusing. He said he was already out. So I guess people that know him know that he is gay. So he wants us to know why?

    • Afiya

      :huh: I'M SHOCKED, HOW DREADFUL!!! :rolleyes:

      Who Cares? :smack: :kona:

    • A.J.

      Eh..but you can forget about Alabama (where he's from) marrying the gheys. It's not in the cards. :tea:

    • San ah make ya dance

      Martin has nothing to do with this :huh:

    • OutsidetheBox

      And proud. You forgot that part. Also he said God made him that way. *giggles* I think I like him.

    • San ah make ya dance

      I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
      :eek: Look at all the work I have to do :pc:

    • lovezoe

      Don't compare someone fighting for the rights of blacks to you being gay.

    • A.J.

      Now that I cleaned my glasses, he looks like Jessica Simpson deddy. Real perch-lipped and stuff. Uh-huh.

    • OutsidetheBox

      I really, really appreciated his thoughts on how he came to his conclusions and how it helps him understand and account the plight of others. Thats Christ like imo.

    • Ms Peaches

      If people already knew you was gay, whats the big deal by addressing it. I am so over done with these out of the closet people. I want to punch the he-ll out of people who ride on black people's civil rights struggle. Fuk yaw.

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      *looks around* Was there anybody in here that thought gays could not be smart or make money? shoot i thin kit is unfair personally. especially if they both educated white men. you know how much money they making in the household????? :tea:

    • luVn_liFe…

      That's nice :)

    • VDot

      I knew he was from the pic on the left. Just by the way he holds his head and pursues his lips. No secret :no:

    • VDot


    • OutsidetheBox

      Christy posted this on her FB: “I had to remind myself that pretty is not just a look, it is a feeling. I dress everyday now and try to look my best to honor the pretty girl inside of me. You cannot burn real beauty, real class, and real style. You just can’t. I am beautiful… and so are you.”- Christy Sims

      She really has a wonderful spirit despite what has happened to her.

      :eek: :crying1: Im bout to friend/follow her. She cant deny she already friend in my head! :wail: :heart:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I should go. :) Lunch time.

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      Well so you saying God gifted you with the gay? So should I feel less favored because he didn’t make me gay?? :wails: WATCH WHAT YOU SAY GIRL!!! :rules:

    • kamadiva

      Huh - say what? How Martin is related to this? I guess I need to go read the full article. :shrug:

    • User Friendly

      I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.

      cool. the native american grand daddy on Mo Rocca's show (my grandmother's ravioli) said they consider the gays to be blessed with two spirits instead of just one.

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      Get byke in here OTB :rofl: Don’t let us AHOLES drive you away. We just created a new award (Rainman) that is so easy/hard to win a 3 year old got it today :lol:

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      @Gigs I was never allowed to trick or treat on account on the :evil: and what is we really celebrating. We let Taken9.75 trick or treat starting 3 years ago and every since then she has been all what are going to do tonight Brain :pray: about costumes. I still don’t have one yet. LOUD SIGH. She is out of school tomorrow. We have a fall celebration at work where they want you to bring your kids. It’s the boys birthday. So… I JUST realized that I have to bring all 3 because if I just brought him :no: AND I need to get a dish for it. AND I have to get food and décor for his last minute party this weekend organized cause I forgot. Now you see why I am tired? :lol:

    • <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers


    • Gigi26

      Ahhh looky here Tim-o...I don't have an issue withcha being Le Gay but do not align your shyt to Martin Luther da King aight?

      We were hung off the color of our skin ALONE.

      One would have to ask a sprite if they were a sissy boy or something to get that kind of treatment. And even so, not as bad as their negro counterpart.

      Anywhoo, keep pushing them Apple products. :thumbsup:

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      So moving right along. @Understood :stop: No I never climaxed off Tampax. You might need some release :eek: How long has it been? OR were you thinking about someone special?
      Oh before you get his misconstrued that wasn’t an invitation. I am happily married *clenches housecoat* and while I am flattered God did not see fit to gift me with gay. Wanted to make sure I but that out there. *back away slowly with my hands out* Don’t want to end up like BUTTER. Who right now is common law married to her work friend and UEONO

    • <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      She just got some in the car after some movie the other day :rofl: :rofl:

    • datsmdubya2u

      I just watched the Bone Thugs N Harmony Unsung.....then i decided to go watch Foe tha Love of Money video on youtube...then came across all the videos about how fast and unusually fast Easy E died of AIDS basically went from HIV to full blown AIDS to dead in three months....... Im like :shocked: Im know im late late late late i was in school back then wasnt paying attention like that but yeah it looks they killed him.... Next year it will be 20 years....... :shocked: wow

    • luVn_liFe…

      No I never climaxed off Tampax

    • <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      He went quick from what I remember :yes:

      BUT we don't know how long he had hiv :shrug:

      Or do we? :eek: What else you see? :popcorn:

    • VDot

      She just got some in the car after some movie the other day :rofl: :rofl:


      :rofl: She sure did. She's still having flashbacks from that movie :lol:


    • scorpio

      He looks like an old Neil Patrick Harris, in that side pic.

    • Afiya

      "...and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

      Some people can be so smart till they stoopid, don't blame God for that nastiness :facepalm:

    • JerseyGirl68

      I just went in on Mr. Cook on Twitter. I dare the ADL to say something to me.

    • BlueBreezy

      He came out like the new iphone.