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October 30th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Apple CEO comes out: "I'm proud to be gay"

A glass ceiling cracked Thursday as Apple chief Tim Cook became the first Fortune 1000 CEO to publicly acknowledge that he is gay.

In a column in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook writes that he had long been open about his sexual orientation, but had just not discussed it publicly until now.

It's a watershed moment for corporate America, and in the life of a man who was born in a small town in Alabama and ended up at the helm of one of the world's most valuable companies.

CNN's Erin Burnett has the report.


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