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Tim Cook Took Advice from Anderson Cooper on ‘Classy’ Coming Out

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The Apple executive planned his coming out for nearly a year.

Apple's chief executive revealed that he took nearly a year planning his coming out and looked to a famous news anchor for inspiration.

Speaking to The Washington Post, Tim Cook said he talked with CNN's Anderson Cooper "multiple times" when he came out as gay last year.

"It had been planned for quite a long time," he told The Post. "It was not something that done in a moment, by any means."

He praised Cooper's coming out as "classy." Said Cook, "I was getting advice from people who I thought were really great people who really deeply thought about it."

The tech executive also delved deeper into his motivations for coming out, talking about messages from LGBT kids who "thought they couldn't achieve anything."

"[Being gay is] not a limiter," he said. "I figured if I could help one person, it would be worth it."

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