Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

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On Thursday, in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly confirmed that he is gay. The revelation makes him the first and only openly gay CEO at a Fortune 500 company. In the article, he wrote "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Forum discusses Cook's announcement and its significance.


Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent at NPR

Gene Falk, CEO,, a nonprofit focused on assisting LGBT entrepreneurs