Apple CEO Tim Cook On Coming Out: “I Needed To Do Something”

Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert interviewed Apple CEO about a number of subjects including the newly introduced version of iPhone.

But along the way, Colbert asked Cook about growing up in Alabama as a young gay man, and his reasons for coming out.

Kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents. And that I needed to do something. And where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people. And so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.