Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
You're thinking about the rumors about Tim Cook, stated once, never proven or refuted, repeated everywhere.
He can't refute it. If he did, he would be called a liar. Just like Steve, Tim cares more about making money than taking a stand on social issues.
Meet Apple’s New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley
It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress.
Romantic interests: After Cook was profiled as a "lifelong bachelor" and "intensely private" elsewhere, we wondered if he might be gay. We've since heard from two well-placed sources that this is indeed the case, and it sounds like Cook's sexual orientation has been the topic of at least some discussion within the company. One tech executive who has spoken to multiple Apple management veterans about Cook was told executives there would support Cook if he publicly acknowledged his orientation, and even would encourage him to do so as he steps up his leadership role, but that they also had concerns about whether his coming out would impact the perception of the Apple brand.
Media on Apple CEO Tim Cook's Sexuality: 'Come Out, Come Out...'
Like it or not, Tim Cook has been outed.
Out Magazine placed Cook atop its annual list of the most powerful gays and lesbians. Cook, a man who’s often described as “intensely private,” didn’t show up for the photo shoot.
“Cook is one of those at the high levels who is afraid to publicly confirm his homosexuality," Jackson writes. "And he won't be a role model for the LGBT community until he confirms the rumors and comes out of the glass closet he is assumed to be living in.”