Tim cook became the winner of the “Prize of freedom of expression” “the struggle for the protection of human rights”, in particular people based on sexual orientation. Awarding Apple CEO will be held in the night from 17 to 18 April live.
Apple’s CEO was selected by the authoritative jury of the Newseum, the Washington Museum media. Criteria for award of the Free Expression Award 2017 in relation to the nominee and protection of human rights, personal openness and courage. It must represent a non-governmental organization that makes an important contribution to social change within the country, possibly to be its leader.
In 2014, Tim cook confirmed the long going rumors about his homosexual. The CEO made the so-called coming out in an interview with Bloomberg. “Until now I have not admitted publicly in its orientation and did not comment on any rumors about her. To the present day. But now I want to be clear: I’m proud that I’m gay, and I consider it one of the greatest gifts from the Lord,” he said.
While Tim cook is confident: “if the news that Apple CEO is gay can help someone to accept what he is, or inspire people to fight for equal rights”, it can be considered “equal exchange” on the mystery of his private life.
Earlier, cook spoke out in support of the law banning employment discrimination of gays and lesbians. It prohibits to dismiss employees due to their sexual orientation, as well as to deny gays and lesbians in hiring.
Apple CEO is the winner of the Robert Kennedy for protecting the rights of gays and lesbians, as well as awards from the society for the protection of human rights National Visibility Award for the fight against inequality and discrimination.