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Tim Cook says being gay is 'not a limitation'

Apple's CEO came out publicly back in 2014

2019-10-25

 

Words: Steve Brown

Tim Cook says being gay is ‘not a limitation’.

Apple's CEO publicly came out back in 2014 and previously opened up about why he decided to come out after receiving letters from children who were being bullied and close to suicide.

And now, while speaking to People en Espanol, Cook said he has no regrets about coming out and said being gay is ‘not a limitation’.

He said: “I can only speak for myself, it gives me a level of empathy that I think is probably much higher than average because being gay or trans, you’re a minority.

“And I think when you’re a majority, even though intellectually you can understand what it means to be in a minority, it’s an intellectual thing.

“Gay is not a limitation. It’s a characteristic that I hope they view, like I do, that it’s God’s greatest gift.

“That’s what I hope: to get that message out there to all the young kids struggling with their identity who aren’t certain that they’re resilient enough or good enough, or [they] are made to feel inferior in some way, or worse, are ostracized or whatever.”