Just days ago, Tim Cook stood before Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and local officials, imploring lawmakers in his home state to accelerate progress for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. “As a state, we took too long to take steps toward equality,” he said. “We were too slow on equality for African-Americans. We were too slow on interracial marriage. And we are still too slow on equality for the LGBT community.”
Now, the Apple CEO is taking a different sort of stand—one that is deeply personal but hugely impactful. “I’m proud to be gay,” Cook wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek yesterday, forever changing the game for equality in corporate culture.
To those who think that we might be past the point of caring about another coming out story, think again. At a time when LGBT people can still be fired in a majority of states simply for being who…
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