APPLE CEO Tim Cook has opened up about the process of coming out in 2014.
In a revealing interview with the Washington Post, Cook revealed that publicly acknowledging that he was gay was something that was not a spur of the moment thing.
“It was not something that was done in a moment, by any means. It was probably a year.”
Cook felt compelled to come out as a message to kids struggling with their own sexualities.
“I thought it would minimally say you can do pretty good in this world and be gay. That it’s not a limiter. It’s okay to be. That it’s okay to be honest about it,” Cook said.
“I figured if I could help one person, it would be worth it.”
The Apple CEO revealed that he knew he wanted to come out in a business publication and had sought advice from prominent CNN journalist Anderson Cooper.
“I talked to Anderson Cooper at length – multiple times,” Cook said.
“Because I thought that the way he handled his announcement was really classy
“I was getting advice from people who I thought were really great people who had really deeply thought about it.”
Cook assumed the role of CEO of the company in 2011 shortly before the death of Steve Jobs.