Tim Cook in an op-ed for Bloomberg:
I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.
The biggest, most successful company in the world is run by an homosexual. That’s huge.
Also, if you want to see how far we’ve yet to go, try searching for “tim cook android” on Twitter. I dare you.