I apologize for failing to link to Tim Cook’s statement yesterday. I assume you all saw it. How could you not?
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.
However, if you haven’t read Casey Newton’s story at The Verge about what the announcement means to him, you should.