Sadly, it's still a courageous act (Editor's Notes)

Why we put Apple's CEO on the cover for his decision to come out
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/01/2014

When I was a teenager, I didn’t think I knew any gay people. Fast- forward a quarter century and I know in hindsight just how naive I was: I had, of course, met plenty. But coming out in high school in the early 1990s was a rare thing indeed.

It’s still rare, unfortunately. I’d like to say the public announcement by Apple CEO Tim Cook that he’s gay wasn’t courageous and it wasn’t worthy of being on the cover of Canadian HR Reporter. I wish Michael Bach, founder and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI), didn’t have to call it a “trailblazing action.”