San Francisco's 44th annual Gay Pride parade of 2014 had a curious partaker. It was none other than the Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
At San Francisco’s 44th Annual Gay Pride parade, Tim posed with several other employees of Apple Incorporated. He also tweeted an inspirational and memorable message.
And while he didn’t actually join the parade, he had several selfies taken along with people from the parade. Apple Incorporated has since eons supported LGBT rights and never flinched from condemning any groups or interests that are anti-gay or into gay-bashing.
According to Daily Mail, "Apple has a long history of supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The company recently came out against an Arizona bill that would permit businesses to refuse service on religious grounds, a measure that critics said could allow discrimination against gay people."
The whole issue came up on a news channel when several anchors were sitting on a panel and one of them broached the subject of men in top positions being implicitly gay. When he named Tim Cook as being one of them, there was pin drop silence in the room.
The news anchor than awkwardly asked if he was saying something wrong. But it seems that although Cook has never explicitly affirmed his homosexual status, he has never denied it either.
It just might be the case that he is a homosexual that prefers to let the aura of mystery surround his sexual orientation.
Whatever the case might be, Tim was smiling for the cameras and showed a sense of camaraderie and respect for the homosexuals at the parade that took place in San Francisco.
Most of the Apple employees were wearing specially designed white T shirts with the Apple logo on them. The event was symbolic of the times we live in.
"Apple believes equality and diversity make us stronger, and we're proud to support our employees and their friends and families in this weekend's celebration," Apple spokeswoman Michaela Wilkinson said.
Homosexuality is not something to be taken with bigotry and prejudice. Just because a set of people have a different sexual orientation and preference than you does not mean that you become a vicious hater and revile them for their choice (the Duck Dynasty patriarch comes to mind). To each his own, and from each according to his ability to each according to his means.