Apple CEO Tim Cook, who only recently came out as gay, has made a “generous personal financial investment” in the Human Rights Campaign’s Project One America campaign.
When Tim first learned about HRC’s Project One America – our bold, comprehensive campaign to dramatically advance equality for LGBT Americans in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi – he said, “I’m in.” Thanks to his generous personal financial investment in the program, together we will move the needle forward at the local and state level, tearing down misperceptions and providing concrete protections for those who need it most.
As the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Cook’s announcement of “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” sent ripples around the globe.
HRC’s Project One America is a comprehensive, multi-year campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.
The amount of Cook’s investment in the Project One America program was not announced.