Smart Living Being gay is God's greatest gift to me, says Tim Cook Updated : October 26, 2018 03:26 PM IST On October 30, 2014, Cook became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. Cook said he chose to come out publicly after receiving letters from children who were "going through being bullied, being pushed out of their homes, very close to suicide". Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.