BBC: Why is Apple's Tim Cook the only openly gay CEO of a major US firm?

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Why is Apple's Tim Cook the only openly gay CEO of a major US firm?

By Ben MorrisBusiness Reporter
Tim Cook, Apple Store Palo Alto, California

It's pretty startling that among the chief executives of the 500 biggest US companies only one, Tim Cook of Apple, is openly gay.

His declaration this week that he is "proud to be gay" was hailed as an important moment for the gay community.

Campaigners say they know of bosses of other big firms who are gay, but are reluctant to be open about it.

They hope Mr Cook's public acknowledgement will spur them to come out.

So what is holding them back?

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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29852461

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