It’s definitely not any surprise to me that Tim Cook is gay. When he became CEO of Apple and after Steve Jobs’ death it was talked about. I was surprised for a brief moment upon that initial discovery but was happy to see Apple embracing diversity at all levels.
Today Tim Cook came out publicly as gay in hopes to inspire others to be themselves and accept others too.
What I’m really surprised and delighted to see are the reactions from other developers in the Apple/Mac/iOS community:
"Tim Cook Speaks Up"
— Ben Thompson (@benthompson) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook kills it in an extremely powerful essay on being gay and proud. http://t.co/Y4SfcOePqr
— Mike Rundle (@flyosity) October 30, 2014
Well done, @tim_cook. Much respect.
— Daniel Pasco (@dlpasco) October 30, 2014
I’m again reminded that I’ve chosen a career path in a community that accepts me and others for who they are. From the days of attending my first iOS/Mac Developer conference, SecondConf, I realized that people were different in this community. I’m proud to say I’m gay as well and happy to know that my peeps have my back.