Photo by Mike Deerkoski




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


The world has changed so much since I was a kid. America is moving toward marriage equality, and the public figures who have bravely come out have helped change perceptions and made our culture more tolerant.


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.


Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality, race, or gender.


When I arrive in my office each morning, I’m greeted by framed photos of Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. I don’t pretend that writing this puts me in their league. All it does is allow me to look at those pictures and know that I’m doing my part, however small, to help others. We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.


「ゲイであることを誇りに思う」-アップルのクックCEO - Bloomberg


Tim Cook 'I'm Proud to Be Gay' - Businessweek

(Photo by Mike Deerkoski)

生命線となる技術も流出、Appleを訴えた日本の部品メーカーはどれだけ悲惨な状況に立たされているのか BUZZAP!(バザップ!)

田亀源五郎まさかの一般誌デビュー、タイトルは「弟の夫」に BUZZAP!(バザップ!)

ガチムチに続いてゲイ用語の「GMPD」が一般化か、その意味をゲイの読者に聞いてみた BUZZAP!(バザップ!)

安倍昭恵首相夫人も参加した「東京レインボープライド2014」のパレードを歩いてきました BUZZAP!(バザップ!)

「テレビ番組がゲイアプリ紹介」で激震、「大竹まことの金曜オトナイト」について問い合わせてみた BUZZAP!(バザップ!)

ゲイを追放する「ホモ人狼」こと「アッー!とホーム♂黙示録~人狼ゲーム~」炎上、開発元が謝罪する事態に BUZZAP!(バザップ!)