Skip to navigationSkip to content

Apple CEO: Being gay is God's greatest gift to me

By CNN

Four years ago, Tim Cook became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. He says he's happy about that distinction — and his decisionRead full story

Comments

  • Also share to
  • Identifying as a minority of any kind is a meaningful catalyst for the empathy needed to succeed as any type of leader. Really glad to see him talking more about this.

  • Glad that Tim is able to share his story but I'm not terribly moved by it. Gods greatest gift to all of us is life. Tim's gift to give is one of the largest platforms in the world for LGBTQ+. He can provide a corporate voice that continues to speak out against white house and state policies that seek

    Glad that Tim is able to share his story but I'm not terribly moved by it. Gods greatest gift to all of us is life. Tim's gift to give is one of the largest platforms in the world for LGBTQ+. He can provide a corporate voice that continues to speak out against white house and state policies that seek to suppress the rights of LGBTQ+. Oh and the next time 45 plans a tech summit for a photo op, skip it.

  • Grateful for people like Cook who are aware of the impact their personal lives have on others and who use their positions of power to help others, even in simply being openly representative of otherwise unrepresented groups. That matters.

  • I think it could be God’s greatest gift to him in that he can not only be the person he truly is, but he can represent and genuinely help those who are afraid of coming out as gay. Many people in careers as important as his would be afraid to make that step out of fear of being ostracized. In 2018, I

    I think it could be God’s greatest gift to him in that he can not only be the person he truly is, but he can represent and genuinely help those who are afraid of coming out as gay. Many people in careers as important as his would be afraid to make that step out of fear of being ostracized. In 2018, I think that’s damn unacceptable, but people will be people and they can truly be awful. He can be a role model, a voice, someone who not only uses their platform to speak but uses it to listen.

  • Represent!! Tim Cook’s speech the other day was magnificent. We need more responsibility and accountability in tech.

  • Interesting

Want more conversations like this?

Join the Quartz community for all the intelligence, without the noise.

App Store BadgeGoogle Play Badge
Leaderboard Screenshot

A community of leaders, subject matter experts, and curious minds bringing nuance back to how we talk about the news.

Editors' Picks Screenshot

No content overload: our editors will curate the most notable and discussion-worthy pieces for you every day.

Share Screenshot

Don’t just read the story, tell it: contribute your ideas and experience to the dialogue.