Tim Cook poodhalil, to čo už množstvo zamestnancov Apple dávno vedelo. Vyhlásením chce pomôcť ľudom, ktorí odvahu ešte nenabrali a žijú s tým v tajnosti niekedy celý život.
„So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.“
„I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. 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.“
„The company I am so fortunate to lead has long advocated for human rights and equality for all. We’ll continue to fight for our values, and I believe that any CEO of this incredible company, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, would do the same. And I will personally continue to advocate for equality for all people until my toes point up.“