Apple CEO Tim Cook Celebrates San Fran Pride
It didn’t take Cook too long to get his Pride on!
Days after being inadvertently outed on TV, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook surprised the LGBT community Sunday when he attended the San Francisco Pride Parade, celebrating with 5,000 Apple employees who marched under the slogan, "Apple Pride," Gay Star News reports.
Cook, 53, posed for photos with the computer company’s workers before the parade and tweeted a photo of Apple’s entry in the parade.
"Congrats to 5000 Apple employees/families who attended today’s Pride parade. Inclusion inspires innovation. #applepride," he wrote to his 537,000 followers on Sunday.
Cook attended the gay pride event just days after CNBC "Squawk on the Street" co-host Simon Hobbs accidentally outed the businessman.
"You’d think CEOs especially are measured by objective criteria, financial performance," said New York Times columnist James R. Stewart said on the program. "Of course, there are gay CEOs in major companies, and I reached out to many of them. I got an extremely cool reception, not one would allow to be named at all."
That’s when Hobbs said, "I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact he’s gay at the head of Apple, isn’t he?"