Tim is CEO of the worlds largest and most admired company. It is entirely his own decision to stay private about his decision and I respect that. But I also think he could be an inspiration to many people who have sufferered descrimination if he came out about it. From what I've read about other famous people who have done it, they describe feeling liberated and don't regret at all the decision. If he is gay I do hope he comes out on his own terms while he is still Apple's CEO. I don't understand his decision not to, but I'm not gay so I'll never understand.
(Edit Not that I disagree with what you're saying, but it looks like I just made up a whole other way to put thoughts in his head.)
Tim Cook is a very smart guy, so what he does, whatever he does, is probably very deliberate and considered. He may have decided that "coming out" or the whole concept of "outing" is flawed. It assumes there was something important to hide in the first place, that it depends on a culture of shame. That's not something he would be inclined to agree with, the way I read his character. And then there's the issue of not wanting to reward the purveyors or what is essentially gossip, with a confirmation. That would piss one off no end, seems to me. Finally, he must feel that his first duty is to Apple and all the people who are associated with it, including us customers. Maybe better to let sleeping dogs lie.
Edited by Flaneur - 6/28/14 at 3:38am