Tim Cook’s decision to reveal his sexuality to the world nearly a year ago did not come easy.

During an interview Tuesday with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Apple’s CEO explained that he had long valued his privacy, but increasingly recognized the struggles of children being discriminated and bulled and felt an obligation to help change this by telling the world that the top executive of the world’s most valuable company is gay

“It became so clear to me kids were getting bullied in school, kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents — and I needed to do something,” Cook said in his candid remarks“Where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people. And so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.” Read more…

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Apple CEO opens up on why he decided to come out as gay