It is a known fact in the tech world, and in the gay-lesbian community that Apple CEO Tim Cook is a gay. However, the 54-year-old chose his birthday to make public his homosexuality in a powerful essay in which he said he considers being gay “among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
“Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry,” Cook wrote in a comment in Businessweek, two days before his 54th birthday.