"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now," Cook wrote in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek. "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
I'm glad that Tim Cook wrote this: http://t.co/OocjosDb9N— Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror) October 30, 2014
"We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick." Beautiful. http://t.co/akl1RUxLIe— Anil Dash (@anildash) October 30, 2014
You may not care that Tim Cook came out, but some young closeted gay kid just realized he can be gay and run a multinational company someday— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) October 30, 2014
Siri, tell Tim Cook he's a stud.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 30, 2014
Others took an opportunity to poke fun at the tech giant ...
For some reason following TIm Cook's announcement he's gay, people are lined up for 8 blocks at the Apple Store...— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook has come out as gay and I think it should be up to each individual state whether to keep selling Apple products.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) October 30, 2014
But when will Tim Cook come out about Apple Maps directing me to the bottom of the ocean every time I just want to get to Starbucks?— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 30, 2014
... and its smartphone rivalry with Samsung.
Samsung just put out a statement saying that they're also proud to be gay.— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook announces he's gay. Samsung CEO plans to announce he's both gay and bi within the hour.— John Walters (@jdubs88) October 30, 2014