Apple CEO Tim Cook made public revelations with respect to his personal life, saying he is “proud to be gay”.
Cook made the disclosures in order to provide support for people who are experiencing an identity crisis, he wrote in an article for Bloomberg Businessweek.
He said he had nothing to hide on this aspect of his intimacy, but at the same time he tried to keep his personal life within certain limits of confidentiality.
“I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others,” he wrote.
“So if hearing that the CEO [chief executive officer] 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,” he added.
Mr. Cook has confirmed that he opened up about his private life to several people, such as Apple colleagues, but he admitted that “it was not a simple task” to make public such an announcement.
He also cited civil rights activist Martin Luther King, saying, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”