Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights

Apple’s Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom. Cook’s announcement, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, is a watershed since he is the first CEO of a major US corporation to make such a declaration. “I think the result is that it will make gay culture more mainstream,” said Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates, a consultant and analyst who follows the tech sector.

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