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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The executive said that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook challenges home state of Alabama on LGBT rights

Monday, October 27, 2014
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Cook says educational equality is also a key civil rights issue. He says Apple is giving $100 million for technology for 114 schools in 29 states to help.

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Apple reveals long-anticipated ‘smartwatch’ and new, larger iPhones

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, discusses the new iPhone 6, center, and iPhone 6 plus, right, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smartphone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length from the wearer's eyes. The Apple Watch, the company's first completely new product in four years and its first wearable device, is also Apple's...

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Apple video commemorates LGBT pride: ‘Inclusion inspires innovation’

Monday, July 7, 2014
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In a new video posted on its YouTube page Monday, Apple documents its participation in San Francisco's LGBT Pride parade on June 29, where thousands of Apple employees marched in the company's first ever officially sanctioned Pride parade. The short film is set to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars."

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Apple CEO tweets U.S. House to pass ENDA on Civil Rights anniversary

Friday, April 11, 2014
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to remind the U.S. House of Representatives that on this 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it’s not too late to pass workplace protections for LGBT people.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook endorses LGBT workplace protections in Auburn speech

Monday, December 16, 2013
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Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has never come out as gay publicly but has been named in Out magazine’s “Power 50″ list of most influential gays and lesbians for the past three years, endorsed the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act during a speech at Auburn University.

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LGBT History Month profile: Entrepreneur, Apple CEO Tim Cook

Monday, October 14, 2013
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Tim Cook is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Apple, one of the world’s most valuable companies. In 2011, Steve Jobs handpicked Cook as his successor.

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Digital comic blocked over ‘tiny porno images’ depicting gay sex

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Apple, known for its tight controls over material and apps sold through its channels, has blocked the latest edition of a digital comic called "Saga" from being sold through comic book apps on the iPad and iPhone because it contained two scenes depicting gay sex.

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Major U.S. corporations call on Supreme Court to strike down gay marriage bans

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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More than 60 U.S. corporations -- including Apple, eBay, Facebook, Intel, Nike and Morgan Stanley -- have signed on to an amicus brief in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Steve Jobs, the iconic American CEO and innovative co-founder of Apple -- who many credit with transforming the personal use of technology with products such as the iPod, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and thee Mac computers -- died Wednesday. He was 56.

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