FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014  Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Apple CEO: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, e…