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I Consider Being Gay Among the Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me.

Tim cook is the current CEO of Apple

Tim cook is the current CEO of Apple

The current CEO of Apple inc, famous for its iphones and touch technologies, has told Bloomberg Business Week that being gay has given him an opportunity to understand the challenges that people in other minorities face every day. It has helped him to living a life full of empathy, which has led to a richer life. “It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.” He said.

Speaking about the word “gay”, he has mentioned that it has changed so much since when he was a little boy.  America didn’t disappoint, it has also changed the way it perceives the word. Today, America is passing laws across the states that equalize marriage, and one should mention that stars, political figures, and other public figures that have come out lionhearted have helped to alter the way people’s perceptions of gays and made the culture more tolerant. Cook also mentioned that just people are still fired, others evicted from their apartments, denied to visit visitors just because there are laws on the books in a majority of states that allow to do so based on their sexual orientation.

Team cook said, ‘“I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”’

While things seem to take a whole new level in the United States, let’s not forget that closer to home, in Uganda, a law against gay rights was signed by his excellence President Museveni a year ago. Few will deny that this has something to do with the culture, but if you look back it never was easy in the United States too. Cook admits that this wasn’t an easy choice especially because privacy remains important to him. He is emphasized that this won’t stop him from striving to become the best CEO he can be. He also gave credit to social progress that now understands that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality, race, or gender.

“I’m an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic, and many other things.” He said.

He hopes that people will continue to respect his desire to focus on things that interest him the most. Apple has long advocated for human rights and equality for all and that includes gay rights. Apple has strongly supported the workplace equality bill before Congress, and has done so for marriage equality in the state of California.


Mark Zuckerberg Post on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Post on Facebook

In a post decorated with excitement, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc’s Founder just announced via Facebook that they have just launched an app in Tanzania. “We just launched the app in Tanzania, providing free data access to a set of basic internet services.” He Said.

As he stated, Tanzanian citizens can now use the internet for free to run job searches and posting jobs. They also can access health resources and use services like Facebook and BBC News to stay connected and informed. This is a turning point in the internet era. It obviously marks the start of free internet to all.

This same app had been introduced in Zambia, and its socio-economic impact was inspiring.

Here are a few things that can be accessed for free:

  • Healthcare: For example, an expectant mother using the internet to prepare for her pregnancy.
  • Education: A student using Wikipedia to study for her exams. A man living far from the library being able to download books online.
  • Social website: Facebook
  • News: BBC

Facebook keeps moving towards its goal of connecting every single one of us humans. In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg said, “When people are connected, we can achieve extraordinary things. Today is another small step on our path to connecting the world and making the opportunities of the internet available to everyone.”