Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He Is Proud to Be Gay

This was all over the web on Thursday and I'm shamefully late in linking to it.

Tim Cook's op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek is absolutely fantastic. The CEO of the biggest and most successful company in the world coming out as gay is a huge step to help so many people. 

Tim Cook:

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.

My reaction to the fact that this even makes news is strangely mixed. I'm so happy that Tim Cook has taken this step because I think it will help many others. But then, I'm also a little disappointed that this would make such big news, because I really wish it didn't matter. It shouldn't matter, and I hope one day sooner than later it doesn't. This is one step closer to that day.