Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially come out as Gay and described his sexuality as "among the greatest gifts God has given me".
Cook, 53, who had previously never denied being gay but neither had he publicly acknowledged his sexuality, wrote about being gay for the first time in an opinion article for Bloomberg Businessweek.
I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," the top executive of the world's largest company said on Thursday.
"For years, I've been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I'm gay, and it doesn't seem to make a difference in the way they treat me," he said. Of course, I've had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people's differences. Not everyone is so lucky."
Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, counted among the best CEOs the tech industry has ever seen. Tim Cook aims to take the company to the great heights. Apple last month launched the much hyped iPhone 6.
Shortly after the news broke late Thursday, the internet, as is tradition, responded on Twitter . Some were just there to make jokes, while others seemed inspired by Mr. Cook's confession.
Here are some selected reactions from twitter...
#TimCook is a hero! Admire his guts and courage! More power to him! (BTW , I still hate apple)— Shakthi (@v_shakthi) October 30, 2014
So iPhone 6+ is 6 inches and it bends. In other news, #TimCook declared he is gay.— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) October 30, 2014