Cook stands up for gay rights

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In­spired by Martin Luther King, Tim Cook in Oc­to­ber de­clared him­self “proud to be gay” in Busi­nessWeek, mak­ing him the first openly gay chief ex­ec­u­tive of a For­tune 500 company (with Ap­ple also rank­ing as the most ad­mired company). “This will res­onate pow­er­fully,” said Lloyd Blank­fein, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Gold­man Sachs.

Cook wrote, “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. We pave the sun­lit path to­ward jus­tice to­gether, brick by brick. This is my brick.”

Trevor Burgess, the openly gay chief ex­ec­u­tive of C1 Fi­nan­cial in Florida, told the New York Times, “This is more like 600 mil­lion bricks. He has the most in­flu­en­tial voice in global business.” its re­lease, a faster up­grade rate than OS X 10.9 (Mav­er­icks). Ap­ple’s iOS 8 is now in­stalled on over 52% of Ap­ple mo­bile de­vices, with iOS 7 on 42%. No other plat­forms are as uni­fied as Ap­ple’s.

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