Tim Cook, The Most Powerful (Gay) Man in the World
The sad turn of Steve Jobs’ health that caused him to resign as head of Apple Inc, a brand that he helped turn into a cultural icon in the last decade, has one very bright side–Tim Cook, a longtime and well-respected power player in Silicon Valley, and an out gay man, has been given the reigns of one of the biggest companies in the world. Read Gawker’s profile of Cook here.
How do you think Tim Cook should handle his new position of power as it relates to the LGBT community? Cook has never publicly discussed his sexuality. As the leader of one of America’s most beloved entities, and a man who is sure to become a household name around the world in the coming months and years, does he have a responsibility to use his influence to advance or raise awareness to LGBTQ issues? Or should politics and business be inherently discrete, and personal beliefs left at the door? Sound off!